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2014-08-13

MA Safe and Supportive Schools Law

Defines Safe and Supportive Schools as “… schools that foster a safe, positive, healthy and inclusive whole-school learning environment that (i) enables students to develop positive relationships with adults and peers, regulate their emotions and behavior, achieve academic and non-academic success in school and maintain physical and psychological health and well-being and (ii) integrates services and aligns initiatives that promote students’ behavioral health, including social and emotional learning, bullying prevention, trauma sensitivity, dropout prevention, truancy reduction, children’s mental health, foster care and homeless youth education, inclusion of students with disabilities, positive behavioral approaches that reduce suspensions and expulsions and other similar initiatives.”

Lead Sponsors: Rep. Ruth Balser and Sen. Sal DiDomenico

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2013-12-21

The Parenting Magic Word by Janet Lansbury

 (Not just for babies!)

Madga Gerber extolled the power of a single word that is fundamental to her child care philosophy. This word reflects a core belief in a baby’s natural abilities, respects his unique developmental timetable, fulfills his need to experience mastery, be a creative problem solver and to express feelings (even those that are hard for us to witness). The word is a simple, practical tool for understanding babies, providing love, attention and trust for humans of all ages.  Read more

 

 

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Consultation/Training Specialties

For Parents/Families:

Special Education Advocacy

 

  • Document review and analysis (IEP, IFSP, School-based Evaluations, Independent Educational Evaluations, Neuropsychological Exam, etc.)

  • Advocacy and support at school meetings

  • 504 Plans
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