Apply Now for the Jon Peterson Scholarship!

Applications are now available for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship!   This scholarship is available to Ohio students with a diagnosed learning disability.  Instead of attending public or charter school, families can elect to apply for the scholarship and choose an alternative education for their child — such as a private school or homeschooling setting. Up to $27,000 may …

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5 More Fun (and Educational) Snow Day Activities!

I’m sure you were among the thousands of Ohioans who rejoiced when it hit 60 degrees in mid-December.  Like me, you probably crossed your fingers thinking, “Maybe it won’t snow this year.”  “Maybe winter will pass over us and give us a break.” Well, welcome to Northeast Ohio!  (My city received nearly two feet of snow in the past two days.) …

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Join NCES at “Walk the Walk” for Autism!

On Sunday, January 24th, join North Coast Education Services at the Autism Society of Greater Cleveland’s “Walk the Walk: A Mile in their Shoes…” Come visit our table to speak with Nikki, our Director of Student Services.  Get specific recommendations for your student and information about some of our great programs — including the 2016 Academic Fun & Fitness Camp, …

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“Fighting illiteracy, one sock puppet at a time”

  In 2015, we announced that changes were coming to our award-winning Richards Learning Systems® Curriculum. Richards Learning Systems® was developed by North Coast Education Services founder and president Carole Richards.  The multi-sensory reading program introduces learners of all ages to phonics, linguistics, comprehension, and writing skills.  Based on the works of Orton-Gillingham, Richards Learning Systems® has been effective in both children …

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Sensory Friendly Movies at AMC Theaters

North Coast Education Services believes that no two students are the same, nor do they learn in the same way.  Every person on this planet is a unique individual with different wants, needs, and expectations.  What works for some people will not work for others.  And some times, society does not recognize that. This morning, I am happy to share …

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12 Tips for a Happy Holiday Season from the Autism Society

Since North Coast Education Services began more than 30 years ago, our mission has been to help others learn.  We firmly believe that all children and adults learn differently — regardless of whether or not they have a learning difference.  We make it our business to discover how the student learns and how to best help them succeed.  With the best possible …

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Save the Date — Hear Carole on the Radio!

On Tuesday, December 1st, Carole Richards will be the guest speaker on a local radio show called “Wonderfully Made”, hosted by Dr. Cara Daily.   Dr. Daily’s weekly radio show focuses on God’s influence in the lives of individuals with special needs.  Her guest stars all share programs or stories related to special needs and how God has been at …

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FREE Town Hall This Sunday — Autism Speaks on Adult Services

When it comes to finding new ideas and resources, you cannot say enough about the community.  Whether you are looking for a new daycare facility, changing your child’s school, or looking for a summer camp, there are always resources available.  Community provides you with the opportunity to collaborate, share ideas, and meet more people. Community resources are especially beneficial for families …

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Last Chance for the Jon Peterson Scholarship!

The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship (JPSN) is an Ohio Department of Education scholarship that is awarded to families of children with learning differences.  This scholarship is made available to those families who choose not to send their child to their local public school district.  The money awarded by the scholarship is used to provide services outlined on the child’s Individualized …

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Halloween Safety Tips from the Red Cross

North Coast Education Services would like to wish you and your family a very safe and Happy Halloween!  Here are some Halloween safety tips from the Red Cross to ensure you have an enjoyable time:  

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