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The Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education – 07/12/13

  • July 08, 2013
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This week, Carol Quirk who is the Co-Executive Director for the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education, will return to the podcast. Carol is going to …

2013 Top Ten Signs of Special Ed Advocate Burn Out

  • May 16, 2013
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Subtitle: Why you may need a trip to a COPAA conference to relax. 1. You thought the OSEP’s MOU on NCLB’s AYP came from CDC …

Helpful On-Line Resources for Creating Inclusive Schools

  • May 01, 2013
  • 0
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How do we help our children or students who are perpetually losing things, often running late and seem completely disorganized? Do we re… Teachers love …

Some special education teachers fear losing jobs

  • April 30, 2013
  • 0
BY Ollibean

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Atlanta special education teachers say they fear they could lose their jobs if they aren’t certified to teach in another subject. …

Law Would Give Parents Final Say About Special Diploma Track

  • April 23, 2013
  • 0
BY Ollibean

A proposed law moving quickly through the Legislature would give parents of kids receiving special education services the final say about their child’s placement on a special diploma track.

Insight into Inclusion: The Language we Use

  • April 19, 2013
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How do we help our children or students who are perpetually losing things, often running late and seem completely disorganized? Do we re… Teachers love …

School Says, “No Advanced Classes for Kids with IEPs”

  • March 21, 2013
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BY

My child has a learning disability. Her teachers want her to enroll in advanced classes. She is eligible based on her test scores and school …

Retention is Not a Form of “Specialized Instruction”

  • March 08, 2013
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BY

The school wanted to retain my son who has an IEP for OT, PT and Speech. They insisted he repeat second grade. I disagreed. Now …

What’s the Difference between Reduction in Homework and Shortened Assignments?

  • March 08, 2013
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By Kori Hamilton and Elizabeth Kessler, professional special educator and NICHCY advisor. Being able to provide ample opportunities for success to all students requires a …

A Parent’s Story of Advocacy on The Inclusive Class

  • February 22, 2013
  • 0
BY Ollibean

Teachers love a great resource! Especially a resource that is free and at their fingertips – literally. That’s why I put together a list of… …

You Have to See This Inclusion Infographic!

  • February 20, 2013
  • 0
BY Ollibean

Teachers love a great resource! Especially a resource that is free and at their fingertips – literally. That’s why I put together a list of… …

Appropriate Education for Your Child – 02/15/2013

  • February 15, 2013
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Unfortunately, our guest Howard Glasser, was unavailable for this morning’s show! However, Terri and I managed to fill the 30 minutes (it’s not hard!) talking …

Wright’s Law: Why Schools Usually Say “No!”

  • February 15, 2013
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My son is going to middle school. Same district, new school, just blocks apart. His 1:1 (same para for 3 years) has been the best …

The Inclusive Class: Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities

  • January 24, 2013
  • 0
BY Ollibean

Nicole and Terri are looking forward to interviewing Dr. Sheldon Horowitz about ways classrooms can support children with learning disabilities.

Q&A: IDEA and child care

  • January 04, 2013
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This 4-page brief explains the basics of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to child care providers, including early intervention for children under the …

Inclusion in the Middle School Years – 01/04/13

  • January 02, 2013
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The Inclusive Class Podcast kicks off a new year with a new live show on Friday, January 4, 2013. Listen as Nicole and Terri interview …

IEP Team Member Apology: A Template for “Not Knowing It All – After All”

  • December 27, 2012
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BY

Have you just committed a real faux pas but find yourself at a loss for words to apologize? Perhaps you are a celebrity who needs …

COPAA Statement on the Newtown Tragedy

  • December 23, 2012
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BY

The members of Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) work in schools every day with teachers and on behalf of the 7.1 million …

What Does Ollibean Mean to You?

  • December 15, 2012
  • 1
BY

Crazy but true, simply wearing an Ollibean tshirt makes bedtime routine happy and fun! Send us a message about why you want one, what Ollibean means to you, and we’ll get one to you.

Ollibean Photo Shoot, Behind the Scenes

  • December 11, 2012
  • 2
BY Ollibean

A glimpse behind the scene at the Ollibean Spotlight photoshoot. Amazing day with even more amazing folks.

Ollibean: All of a kind

  • December 11, 2012
  • 2
BY Ollibean

The faces of Ollibean are kids with and without disabilities all trying to make the world a better place.

Lessons in inclusion at S.F. schools

  • December 07, 2012
  • 0
BY Curated

San Francisco first-grader Anabel Rubin shoved her hands into tube socks and reached for the zip-lock bag filled with a dozen tiddlywinks chips. Her job …

Longview school suspends use of isolation box

  • November 29, 2012
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BY

The Longview School District has suspended the use of an isolation box for special education students while it reviews the policy for isolating students who …

Evaluating the Efficacy of the LRE

  • November 16, 2012
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BY

I attended an IEP meeting recently that really brought home for me the complex nuances of determining what placement, or blend of placement options, represents …

The Negative Effects of Separating Children with Disabilities

  • November 15, 2012
  • 0
BY

Inclusion: What does the research say? There is a strong research base to support the education of children with disabilities alongside their non-disabled peers. Although …

Now, It’s Our Turn!

  • November 10, 2012
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BY

Tonight, Terri and I had the tables turned on us! It was our turn to be on the “hot seat” when we were featured guests …

Adding the I to IEP: H is at the table

  • November 09, 2012
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BY

We worked with the wonderful team at H’s Distributed Learning School to update his Individual Education Plan (IEP) and for the first time ever H …

Open Letter from a Doctoral Student Who Needs Some Help with her Study

  • November 08, 2012
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BY

Hi, my name is Christina and I am a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University. The title of my dissertation is “Examining the Potential of …

Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities – 11/02/12

  • November 01, 2012
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BY

Having taught at the primary, secondary and college levels, Dr. Horowitz has also worked as a consultant to school districts throughout the New York City …

Listen to The Inclusive Class Roundtable – 10/26

  • October 23, 2012
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Inclusive Education, as defined and described by education experts, is a philosophy. It is not a program, nor does it happen in is… Parents of …

Special ed in distress A few schools get it right, but complaints and lawsuits are mounting against a troubled program serving 7,000 Seattle students.

  • October 21, 2012
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Five years ago, a high-profile report found that Seattle’s public-school district was decades behind the rest of the country in serving students with disabilities. Today, …

Why Won’t the School Provide Homebound Instruction?

  • October 18, 2012
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My child’s doctor recommended homebound instruction. The school said they had the authority to override that recommendation. Why won’t the school provide homebound services? Issues …

AAPC Publishing Releases Lesson Plan a la Carte: Integrated Planning for Students With Special Needs

  • October 02, 2012
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Integrate learning objectives with therapeutic supports and necessary modifications right in the classroom. Multiple worlds exist within the educational universe. Integrated planning happens when each …

A Sensory Garden for Zoë and Oliver

  • August 28, 2012
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One of Ollibean’s contributors, the lovely and amazing, Julie Lohoefener of Bloom Garden Shop, let’s us in on some great tips on creating a non-toxic Sensory Garden with your kids.

USC’s Special Ed Infographic

  • August 24, 2012
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Welcome to Making Special Education Actually Work, the official blog of KPS4Parents. We sincerely hope that this blog proves to enlighten and empower all responsible …

Another School year !!

  • August 19, 2012
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Another school year begins August the 16th for us. My son is a young 1st grader , he will be 6 on August 23rd . …

Special needs kids staying in traditional schools

  • August 18, 2012
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LOS ANGELES The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students increasingly opt for alternatives …

Ollibean Talks to Ray Ellis, director of “Certain Proof: A Question of Worth”

  • August 18, 2012
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BY Lauri Swann Hunt

“All of these children have one thing in common. They were always having to prove themselves, over and over and over again.” Ray Ellis

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: The Accessible Principal

  • August 15, 2012
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BY

I am so thrilled to share the with you, which is a new blog that was launched this summer by one of the best administrators …

Ollibean Mama Spotlight

  • August 15, 2012
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BY Lauri Swann Hunt

Connect and learn with other parents like Tonya who presume competence and celebrate their children for being exactly who they are. #allofakind

NYC to Integrate Special Ed Students into Regular Classrooms

  • August 13, 2012
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New York City’s pilot for special education inclusion has moved the district to apply the program to a majority of the schools in the city. …

What is the Timeline for Developing a Section 504 Plan?

  • August 13, 2012
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BY

My 6 year old daughter had her 3 year reevaluation. She has Childhood Apraxia of Speech and fine motor difficulty. She is doing well academically. …

Change Leader Marianne Russo

  • August 13, 2012
  • 4
BY Lauri Swann Hunt

Change Leader Marianne Russo of The Coffee Klatch Special Needs Talk Radio answers our questions. We talk to her about why she started the Coffee Klatch interactive network and she answers our Ollibean Questionairre.

Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

  • August 10, 2012
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Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school. Daily collaborative planning time at …

How to Make Inclusive Practices a Reality For Your School

  • August 08, 2012
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The new school year is fast approaching and The Inclusive Class Podcast is set to help you prepare! On Friday, August 10, 2012 we will …

Snacking: The Little Bite That Won’t Hurt You

  • August 07, 2012
  • 1
BY Kristie Salzer

Ollibean contributor Kristie Salzer talks about the benefits of “refueling” between lunch and dinner to decrease hunger related meltdowns for kids. We love her suggestions of 25 super easy snacks to get you started!

What’s Ollibean All About and How Do I Get Started?

  • July 29, 2012
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BY Ollibean

Ollibean is a content driven, disability-centric community that unites news and editorial led content with social conversations . How do you get the most out of it? Find out here.

Teaching Reading to Children with Special Needs

  • July 24, 2012
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On Friday July 27, 2012, Nicole and Terri will be interviewing Dr. Kathleen Whitbread about the importance of including children with special needs in reading …

School-Wide PBIS & Teachers Who Bully

  • July 22, 2012
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One reason, I suspect, is that people are so focused on holding bullies accountable that they’re not focusing on the real causes of bullying. But, …

Bullying Prevention State Laws

  • July 13, 2012
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This new brief focuses on bullying prevention legislation. To date, 47 states have passed legislation requiring schools to take leadership in addressing the problem. This …

Leaders@ED: Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

  • July 11, 2012
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Alexa Posny has had 23 jobs. While she never envisioned a specific career path, every position she held was a stepping stone towards her current …

A Letter to Parents of Children with Special Needs

  • July 04, 2012
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I hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing summer with your family! Don’t forget to keep your child reading, practice some math facts or maybe …

Special-Ed Students at Greater Risk of Bullying, Being Bullied: Study

  • July 03, 2012
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TUESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) — Students with visible disabilities and those receiving special education services for behavioral problems are at greater risk of being …

Add Your Link to Our List of Inclusion Resources!

  • June 24, 2012
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BY

Inclusive Education, as defined and described by education experts, is a philosophy. It is not a program, nor does it happen in is… Parents of …

Why Do Schools Resist Writing Methodology into IEPs?

  • June 04, 2012
  • 1
BY

Our child has a learning disability and has difficulty reading, writing & spelling. Nobody at the school understands dyslexia or how desperate our child is. …

Science-Based Decision-Making in Special Ed

  • May 27, 2012
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Last month, I wrote an article for Special Education Advisor, a blog operated by some folks located in Chatsworth, CA who are dedicated to helping …

Are charter schools bad at special ed?

  • May 25, 2012
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Critics say public charter schools have an unfair advantage over regular public schools because they are less likely to have students with learning disabilities. That …

Helping Special Education Students, and Paying With His Career

  • May 22, 2012
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There was no particular moment when Harris Lirtzman decided to blow the whistle, and so close the door on his teaching career. A former deputy …

Assistive Technology – What is UDL, NIMAS, and AIM?

  • May 21, 2012
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The National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) creates a national standard for print materials in accessible formats. Schools and publishers must adhere to these standards …

Thank you to the best beta testers on the planet

  • May 10, 2012
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BY Ollibean

We appreciate the excellent feedback, and are making changes based on the input from our incredible and highly intelligent group of Beta Testers ( parents, kids living with diffability, self-advocates, therapists, educators, physicians, and freedom fighters) Hang on, fasten your seat belts, it might be a little bumpy along the way, but it will be worth it, we promise.

Comparing General Education to Special Education: What are the Differences?

  • May 02, 2012
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Students with autism are educated in a variety of settings including general education (GE) and self-contained (SC) classrooms. In GE placements, students are educated with …

Parents Wire Kids To Prove Teachers’ Verbal Abuse

  • April 26, 2012
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CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Teachers hurled insults like “bastard,” “tard,” “damn dumb” and “a hippo in a ballerina suit.” A bus driver threatened to …

U.S. Department of Education Reaches Agreement with School District on Services for Students with Disabilities

  • April 26, 2012
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The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights has reached a resolution agreement with the Memphis, Tenn., City Schools on …

Working to Give All Students the Ability to Succeed

  • April 25, 2012
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BY

Tech-Now, Inc. is one of the many organizations across the country implementing the High School/High Tech Program, which provides young people with all types of …

Facebook blocks NC mom’s pictures of Special Olympics event

  • April 24, 2012
  • 1
BY Ollibean

Diane Cornwell said her seven year old, Cole, who happens to have Down Syndrome had a great time at his first Special Olympics event last Friday. She uploaded an album of 40 pictures to share and says Facebook blocked it for inappropriate content and locked her account.

Struggle over how to evaluate special ed teachers

  • April 24, 2012
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Lynne Sladky / AP In this April 3, 2012, photo, teacher Bev Campbell, left, holds up stuffed animals in front of student Sebastian Rodriguez in …

SchoolBook: Testing Takes Its Toll on Special Needs Students

  • April 19, 2012
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BY

April 19, 2012, 8:12 a.m. It has been a challenging week for many third through eighth grade public school students in New York City, as …

Presuming Competence

  • April 19, 2012
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BY Amy Sequenzia

This issue is very important to me because so many events and breakthroughs in my life happened because I was presumed to be competent. On …

Implications of bringing genome sequencing Into the consulting room

  • April 18, 2012
  • 1
BY

These programs, which were discussed last month at a rare-diseases conference hosted by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute near Cambridge, UK, aim to provide a …

The National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

  • April 17, 2012
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The National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials! This site serves as a resource to state- and district-level educators, parents, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, …

Office of Special Education Program’s Discretionary Grants Public Database

  • April 17, 2012
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The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with …

Data Accountability Center (DAC)

  • April 17, 2012
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BY

This website provides public access to data about children and youth with disabilities served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) – Part B and C; …

Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network

  • April 17, 2012
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BY

The Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network (or “TA&D Network”) is a network of approximately 45 Centers (this fluctuates as old projects end or new ones begin) funded …

Life After IEPs

  • April 16, 2012
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  Welcome ! If you’re a parent or mentor of a young person with disabilities, Life After IEPs is for you. Whether your child is …

Stereotypes of Children with Disabilities

  • April 16, 2012
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BY

Stigmatization is one of the greatest obstacles to the successful integration of people with Trisomy 21 (T21 or Down syndrome), the most frequent genetic disorder …

FAQ

  • April 14, 2012
  • 3
BY Ollibean

What is Ollibean? Ollibean is a content driven, diffability-centric community that unite news and editorial led content with social conversations . How do I get …

Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts

  • April 11, 2012
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The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts is the nation’s leading advocate for full diversity as a key to the vitality and dynamism of American …

Faces of Ollibean- We want to hear from you!

  • April 10, 2012
  • 0
BY Ollibean

Every week we put the spotlight on another person out there making a difference. Share your story and inspire and motivate others to Be the Change.

Marlo Thomas: The Givers: What Inspires Michael J. Fox? A Very Personal Interview

  • April 10, 2012
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Unbowed by his disease and still exhibiting his trademark energy, Michael reminded me not only of the single-mindedness that is fundamental to fighting for a …

SEN / ICT

  • April 10, 2012
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BY

The sen / ict directory began life in August 2011 to act as a directory for Special Educational Needs and Information Communication Technology Resources. Companies can …

Planned and On-The-Spot Curriculum Accommodations in the Inclusive Classroom

  • April 09, 2012
  • 4
BY

The Paraeducator’s Toolbox: Practical Strategies to Support Students with Learning and Behavioral Challenges
5.7.2012 9:00 AM – 3:00pm

Kris’ Camp

  • April 08, 2012
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BY

Kris’ Camp is a non-profit organization first established in 1995 as a therapy intensive/respite camp for children with special needs (thus far focusing on children …

AudioBookCloud

  • April 08, 2012
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BY

AudioBookCloud:Your Online Audio Library is an online audio book library collection of streaming audio books for public libraries. A subscription to AudioBookCloud gives your patrons UNLIMITED remote …

TumbleBookLibrary

  • April 08, 2012
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BY

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks � animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks …

TumbleReadables

  • April 08, 2012
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BY

TumbleReadables is an online collection of read-along titles for elementary, middle school, and high school students which features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences …

Fit Kids Playground

  • April 08, 2012
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BY

Our mission is to decrease the burden of childhood obesity and its associated potential chronic diseases in the Tampa Bay area. Through parental education, early …

Love and Logic ®

  • April 08, 2012
  • 1
BY Ollibean

What Is Love and Logic All About? The Love and Logic Institute is dedicated to making parenting and teaching fun and rewarding, instead of stressful …

OlliNEPAL at the SERC School

  • April 07, 2012
  • 2
BY Ollibean

OlliNEPAL at the SERC School in Kathmandu

OlliNEPAL team at HDCS, Asha Bal Bikash Sewa (“Children’s Hope Development Service”)

  • April 07, 2012
  • 0
BY Ollibean

OlliNEPAL team at HDCS, Asha Bal Bikash Sewa (“Children’s Hope Development Service”)

Asha Bal Bikash Sewa (“Children’s Hope Development Service”)

  • April 07, 2012
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Asha Bal Bikash Sewa (“ABBS”) is a day care ministry for children with physical and learning difficulties under the age of 16. The ministry was …

OlliNEPAL at Kanti Children’s Hospital

  • April 07, 2012
  • 1
BY Ollibean

OlliNEPAL’s Alexis Clarkson at NEPTA sponsored event at Kanti Children’s Hospital.

Kanti Children’s Hospital

  • April 07, 2012
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MISSION To realize the vision, the Board has established its mission as the followings: To support GON plan to cut down children’s death rate by …

Special Education and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children (SERC)

  • April 07, 2012
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BY

Established in 2009, and located in a peaceful neighborhood of midtown Kathmandu, SERC has a goal of providing most effective education to its students. All …

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Jul
13

The Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education – 07/12/13

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This week, Carol Quirk who is the Co-Executive Director for the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education, will return to the podcast. Carol is going to …

May
13

2013 Top Ten Signs of Special Ed Advocate Burn Out

  • 0
  • BY

Subtitle: Why you may need a trip to a COPAA conference to relax. 1. You thought the OSEP’s MOU on NCLB’s AYP came from CDC …

May
13

Helpful On-Line Resources for Creating Inclusive Schools

  • 0
  • BY

How do we help our children or students who are perpetually losing things, often running late and seem completely disorganized? Do we re… Teachers love …

Apr
13

Some special education teachers fear losing jobs

  • 0
  • BY Ollibean

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Atlanta special education teachers say they fear they could lose their jobs if they aren’t certified to teach in another subject. …

Apr
13

Law Would Give Parents Final Say About Special Diploma Track

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  • BY Ollibean

A proposed law moving quickly through the Legislature would give parents of kids receiving special education services the final say about their child’s placement on a special diploma track.

Apr
13

Insight into Inclusion: The Language we Use

  • 0
  • BY

How do we help our children or students who are perpetually losing things, often running late and seem completely disorganized? Do we re… Teachers love …

Mar
13

School Says, “No Advanced Classes for Kids with IEPs”

  • 0
  • BY

My child has a learning disability. Her teachers want her to enroll in advanced classes. She is eligible based on her test scores and school …

Mar
13

Retention is Not a Form of “Specialized Instruction”

  • 0
  • BY

The school wanted to retain my son who has an IEP for OT, PT and Speech. They insisted he repeat second grade. I disagreed. Now …

Mar
13

What’s the Difference between Reduction in Homework and Shortened Assignments?

  • 0
  • BY

By Kori Hamilton and Elizabeth Kessler, professional special educator and NICHCY advisor. Being able to provide ample opportunities for success to all students requires a …

Feb
13

A Parent’s Story of Advocacy on The Inclusive Class

  • 0
  • BY Ollibean

Teachers love a great resource! Especially a resource that is free and at their fingertips – literally. That’s why I put together a list of… …

Feb
13

You Have to See This Inclusion Infographic!

  • 0
  • BY Ollibean

Teachers love a great resource! Especially a resource that is free and at their fingertips – literally. That’s why I put together a list of… …

Feb
13

Appropriate Education for Your Child – 02/15/2013

  • 0
  • BY

Unfortunately, our guest Howard Glasser, was unavailable for this morning’s show! However, Terri and I managed to fill the 30 minutes (it’s not hard!) talking …

Feb
13

Wright’s Law: Why Schools Usually Say “No!”

  • 0
  • BY

My son is going to middle school. Same district, new school, just blocks apart. His 1:1 (same para for 3 years) has been the best …

Jan
13

The Inclusive Class: Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities

  • 0
  • BY Ollibean

Nicole and Terri are looking forward to interviewing Dr. Sheldon Horowitz about ways classrooms can support children with learning disabilities.

Jan
13

Q&A: IDEA and child care

  • 0
  • BY

This 4-page brief explains the basics of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to child care providers, including early intervention for children under the …

Jan
13

Inclusion in the Middle School Years – 01/04/13

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  • BY

The Inclusive Class Podcast kicks off a new year with a new live show on Friday, January 4, 2013. Listen as Nicole and Terri interview …

Dec
12

IEP Team Member Apology: A Template for “Not Knowing It All – After All”

  • 0
  • BY

Have you just committed a real faux pas but find yourself at a loss for words to apologize? Perhaps you are a celebrity who needs …

Dec
12

COPAA Statement on the Newtown Tragedy

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  • BY

The members of Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) work in schools every day with teachers and on behalf of the 7.1 million …

Dec
12

What Does Ollibean Mean to You?

  • 1
  • BY

Crazy but true, simply wearing an Ollibean tshirt makes bedtime routine happy and fun! Send us a message about why you want one, what Ollibean means to you, and we’ll get one to you.

Dec
12

Ollibean Photo Shoot, Behind the Scenes

  • 2
  • BY Ollibean

A glimpse behind the scene at the Ollibean Spotlight photoshoot. Amazing day with even more amazing folks.

Dec
12

Ollibean: All of a kind

  • 2
  • BY Ollibean

The faces of Ollibean are kids with and without disabilities all trying to make the world a better place.

Dec
12

Lessons in inclusion at S.F. schools

  • 0
  • BY Curated

San Francisco first-grader Anabel Rubin shoved her hands into tube socks and reached for the zip-lock bag filled with a dozen tiddlywinks chips. Her job …

Nov
12

Longview school suspends use of isolation box

  • 0
  • BY

The Longview School District has suspended the use of an isolation box for special education students while it reviews the policy for isolating students who …

Nov
12

Evaluating the Efficacy of the LRE

  • 0
  • BY

I attended an IEP meeting recently that really brought home for me the complex nuances of determining what placement, or blend of placement options, represents …

Nov
12

The Negative Effects of Separating Children with Disabilities

  • 0
  • BY

Inclusion: What does the research say? There is a strong research base to support the education of children with disabilities alongside their non-disabled peers. Although …

Nov
12

Now, It’s Our Turn!

  • 0
  • BY

Tonight, Terri and I had the tables turned on us! It was our turn to be on the “hot seat” when we were featured guests …

Nov
12

Adding the I to IEP: H is at the table

  • 0
  • BY

We worked with the wonderful team at H’s Distributed Learning School to update his Individual Education Plan (IEP) and for the first time ever H …

Nov
12

Open Letter from a Doctoral Student Who Needs Some Help with her Study

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  • BY

Hi, my name is Christina and I am a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University. The title of my dissertation is “Examining the Potential of …

Nov
12

Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities – 11/02/12

  • 0
  • BY

Having taught at the primary, secondary and college levels, Dr. Horowitz has also worked as a consultant to school districts throughout the New York City …

Oct
12

Listen to The Inclusive Class Roundtable – 10/26

  • 0
  • BY

Inclusive Education, as defined and described by education experts, is a philosophy. It is not a program, nor does it happen in is… Parents of …

Oct
12

Special ed in distress A few schools get it right, but complaints and lawsuits are mounting against a troubled program serving 7,000 Seattle students.

  • 0
  • BY

Five years ago, a high-profile report found that Seattle’s public-school district was decades behind the rest of the country in serving students with disabilities. Today, …

Oct
12

Why Won’t the School Provide Homebound Instruction?

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My child’s doctor recommended homebound instruction. The school said they had the authority to override that recommendation. Why won’t the school provide homebound services? Issues …

Oct
12

AAPC Publishing Releases Lesson Plan a la Carte: Integrated Planning for Students With Special Needs

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Integrate learning objectives with therapeutic supports and necessary modifications right in the classroom. Multiple worlds exist within the educational universe. Integrated planning happens when each …

Aug
12

A Sensory Garden for Zoë and Oliver

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One of Ollibean’s contributors, the lovely and amazing, Julie Lohoefener of Bloom Garden Shop, let’s us in on some great tips on creating a non-toxic Sensory Garden with your kids.

Aug
12

USC’s Special Ed Infographic

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Welcome to Making Special Education Actually Work, the official blog of KPS4Parents. We sincerely hope that this blog proves to enlighten and empower all responsible …

Aug
12

Another School year !!

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Another school year begins August the 16th for us. My son is a young 1st grader , he will be 6 on August 23rd . …

Aug
12

Special needs kids staying in traditional schools

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LOS ANGELES The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students increasingly opt for alternatives …

Aug
12

Ollibean Talks to Ray Ellis, director of “Certain Proof: A Question of Worth”

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“All of these children have one thing in common. They were always having to prove themselves, over and over and over again.” Ray Ellis

Aug
12

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: The Accessible Principal

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I am so thrilled to share the with you, which is a new blog that was launched this summer by one of the best administrators …

Aug
12

Ollibean Mama Spotlight

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  • BY Lauri Swann Hunt

Connect and learn with other parents like Tonya who presume competence and celebrate their children for being exactly who they are. #allofakind

Aug
12

NYC to Integrate Special Ed Students into Regular Classrooms

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New York City’s pilot for special education inclusion has moved the district to apply the program to a majority of the schools in the city. …

Aug
12

What is the Timeline for Developing a Section 504 Plan?

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My 6 year old daughter had her 3 year reevaluation. She has Childhood Apraxia of Speech and fine motor difficulty. She is doing well academically. …

Aug
12

Change Leader Marianne Russo

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  • BY Lauri Swann Hunt

Change Leader Marianne Russo of The Coffee Klatch Special Needs Talk Radio answers our questions. We talk to her about why she started the Coffee Klatch interactive network and she answers our Ollibean Questionairre.

Aug
12

Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

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Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school. Daily collaborative planning time at …

Aug
12

How to Make Inclusive Practices a Reality For Your School

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The new school year is fast approaching and The Inclusive Class Podcast is set to help you prepare! On Friday, August 10, 2012 we will …

Aug
12

Snacking: The Little Bite That Won’t Hurt You

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Ollibean contributor Kristie Salzer talks about the benefits of “refueling” between lunch and dinner to decrease hunger related meltdowns for kids. We love her suggestions of 25 super easy snacks to get you started!

Jul
12

What’s Ollibean All About and How Do I Get Started?

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Ollibean is a content driven, disability-centric community that unites news and editorial led content with social conversations . How do you get the most out of it? Find out here.

Jul
12

Teaching Reading to Children with Special Needs

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On Friday July 27, 2012, Nicole and Terri will be interviewing Dr. Kathleen Whitbread about the importance of including children with special needs in reading …

Jul
12

School-Wide PBIS & Teachers Who Bully

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One reason, I suspect, is that people are so focused on holding bullies accountable that they’re not focusing on the real causes of bullying. But, …

Jul
12

Bullying Prevention State Laws

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This new brief focuses on bullying prevention legislation. To date, 47 states have passed legislation requiring schools to take leadership in addressing the problem. This …

Jul
12

Leaders@ED: Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

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Alexa Posny has had 23 jobs. While she never envisioned a specific career path, every position she held was a stepping stone towards her current …

Jul
12

A Letter to Parents of Children with Special Needs

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I hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing summer with your family! Don’t forget to keep your child reading, practice some math facts or maybe …

Jul
12

Special-Ed Students at Greater Risk of Bullying, Being Bullied: Study

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TUESDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) — Students with visible disabilities and those receiving special education services for behavioral problems are at greater risk of being …

Jun
12

Add Your Link to Our List of Inclusion Resources!

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Inclusive Education, as defined and described by education experts, is a philosophy. It is not a program, nor does it happen in is… Parents of …

Jun
12

Why Do Schools Resist Writing Methodology into IEPs?

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Our child has a learning disability and has difficulty reading, writing & spelling. Nobody at the school understands dyslexia or how desperate our child is. …

May
12

Science-Based Decision-Making in Special Ed

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Last month, I wrote an article for Special Education Advisor, a blog operated by some folks located in Chatsworth, CA who are dedicated to helping …

May
12

Are charter schools bad at special ed?

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Critics say public charter schools have an unfair advantage over regular public schools because they are less likely to have students with learning disabilities. That …

May
12

Helping Special Education Students, and Paying With His Career

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There was no particular moment when Harris Lirtzman decided to blow the whistle, and so close the door on his teaching career. A former deputy …

May
12

Assistive Technology – What is UDL, NIMAS, and AIM?

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The National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) creates a national standard for print materials in accessible formats. Schools and publishers must adhere to these standards …

May
12

Thank you to the best beta testers on the planet

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We appreciate the excellent feedback, and are making changes based on the input from our incredible and highly intelligent group of Beta Testers ( parents, kids living with diffability, self-advocates, therapists, educators, physicians, and freedom fighters) Hang on, fasten your seat belts, it might be a little bumpy along the way, but it will be worth it, we promise.

May
12

Comparing General Education to Special Education: What are the Differences?

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Students with autism are educated in a variety of settings including general education (GE) and self-contained (SC) classrooms. In GE placements, students are educated with …

Apr
12

Parents Wire Kids To Prove Teachers’ Verbal Abuse

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CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Teachers hurled insults like “bastard,” “tard,” “damn dumb” and “a hippo in a ballerina suit.” A bus driver threatened to …

Apr
12

U.S. Department of Education Reaches Agreement with School District on Services for Students with Disabilities

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The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights has reached a resolution agreement with the Memphis, Tenn., City Schools on …

Apr
12

Working to Give All Students the Ability to Succeed

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Tech-Now, Inc. is one of the many organizations across the country implementing the High School/High Tech Program, which provides young people with all types of …

Apr
12

Facebook blocks NC mom’s pictures of Special Olympics event

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Diane Cornwell said her seven year old, Cole, who happens to have Down Syndrome had a great time at his first Special Olympics event last Friday. She uploaded an album of 40 pictures to share and says Facebook blocked it for inappropriate content and locked her account.

Apr
12

Struggle over how to evaluate special ed teachers

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Lynne Sladky / AP In this April 3, 2012, photo, teacher Bev Campbell, left, holds up stuffed animals in front of student Sebastian Rodriguez in …

Apr
12

SchoolBook: Testing Takes Its Toll on Special Needs Students

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April 19, 2012, 8:12 a.m. It has been a challenging week for many third through eighth grade public school students in New York City, as …

Apr
12

Presuming Competence

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  • BY Amy Sequenzia

This issue is very important to me because so many events and breakthroughs in my life happened because I was presumed to be competent. On …

Apr
12

Implications of bringing genome sequencing Into the consulting room

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These programs, which were discussed last month at a rare-diseases conference hosted by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute near Cambridge, UK, aim to provide a …

Apr
12

The National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

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The National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials! This site serves as a resource to state- and district-level educators, parents, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, …

Apr
12

Office of Special Education Program’s Discretionary Grants Public Database

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The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with …

Apr
12

Data Accountability Center (DAC)

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This website provides public access to data about children and youth with disabilities served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) – Part B and C; …

Apr
12

Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network

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The Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network (or “TA&D Network”) is a network of approximately 45 Centers (this fluctuates as old projects end or new ones begin) funded …

Apr
12

Life After IEPs

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  Welcome ! If you’re a parent or mentor of a young person with disabilities, Life After IEPs is for you. Whether your child is …

Apr
12

Stereotypes of Children with Disabilities

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Stigmatization is one of the greatest obstacles to the successful integration of people with Trisomy 21 (T21 or Down syndrome), the most frequent genetic disorder …

Apr
12

FAQ

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What is Ollibean? Ollibean is a content driven, diffability-centric community that unite news and editorial led content with social conversations . How do I get …

Apr
12

Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts

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The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts is the nation’s leading advocate for full diversity as a key to the vitality and dynamism of American …

Apr
12

Faces of Ollibean- We want to hear from you!

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Every week we put the spotlight on another person out there making a difference. Share your story and inspire and motivate others to Be the Change.

Apr
12

Marlo Thomas: The Givers: What Inspires Michael J. Fox? A Very Personal Interview

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Unbowed by his disease and still exhibiting his trademark energy, Michael reminded me not only of the single-mindedness that is fundamental to fighting for a …

Apr
12

SEN / ICT

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The sen / ict directory began life in August 2011 to act as a directory for Special Educational Needs and Information Communication Technology Resources. Companies can …

Apr
12

Planned and On-The-Spot Curriculum Accommodations in the Inclusive Classroom

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The Paraeducator’s Toolbox: Practical Strategies to Support Students with Learning and Behavioral Challenges
5.7.2012 9:00 AM – 3:00pm

Apr
12

Kris’ Camp

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Kris’ Camp is a non-profit organization first established in 1995 as a therapy intensive/respite camp for children with special needs (thus far focusing on children …

Apr
12

AudioBookCloud

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AudioBookCloud:Your Online Audio Library is an online audio book library collection of streaming audio books for public libraries. A subscription to AudioBookCloud gives your patrons UNLIMITED remote …

Apr
12

TumbleBookLibrary

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TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks � animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks …

Apr
12

TumbleReadables

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TumbleReadables is an online collection of read-along titles for elementary, middle school, and high school students which features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences …

Apr
12

Fit Kids Playground

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Our mission is to decrease the burden of childhood obesity and its associated potential chronic diseases in the Tampa Bay area. Through parental education, early …

Apr
12

Love and Logic ®

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What Is Love and Logic All About? The Love and Logic Institute is dedicated to making parenting and teaching fun and rewarding, instead of stressful …

Apr
12

OlliNEPAL at the SERC School

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OlliNEPAL at the SERC School in Kathmandu

Apr
12

OlliNEPAL team at HDCS, Asha Bal Bikash Sewa (“Children’s Hope Development Service”)

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OlliNEPAL team at HDCS, Asha Bal Bikash Sewa (“Children’s Hope Development Service”)

Apr
12

Asha Bal Bikash Sewa (“Children’s Hope Development Service”)

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Asha Bal Bikash Sewa (“ABBS”) is a day care ministry for children with physical and learning difficulties under the age of 16. The ministry was …

Apr
12

OlliNEPAL at Kanti Children’s Hospital

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OlliNEPAL’s Alexis Clarkson at NEPTA sponsored event at Kanti Children’s Hospital.

Apr
12

Kanti Children’s Hospital

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MISSION To realize the vision, the Board has established its mission as the followings: To support GON plan to cut down children’s death rate by …

Apr
12

Special Education and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children (SERC)

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Established in 2009, and located in a peaceful neighborhood of midtown Kathmandu, SERC has a goal of providing most effective education to its students. All …