5th Annual Meet & Greet for Connecting for Kids

Join North Coast Education Services at Connecting for Kids’ 5th Annual Meet & Greet!   This event is FREE and open to the public.  Come network with local agencies to learn about the resources available for struggling children (with or without a diagnosis).  Discover therapies, summer camps, after-school programs, and more.  Network with area professionals to discover the best resources …

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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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Family Fun Day BONUS — Sensory-Friendly Performance of “Kaput”

As part of the 6th Annual International Children’s Theatre Festival, Playhouse Square will present a sensory-friendly performance of one of its shows.  In January, the non-profit theatre company presented its first sensory-friendly performance.  During the performance, lights were left on and families were allowed to talk, get up and move around the theatre.  While these changes may seem minor, they …

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Apply Today for the 2015 Academic Fun & Fitness Camp!

We are less than two months away from the 2015 Academic Fun & Fitness Camp! Sponsored by the Creative Education Institute, this six-week camp is for kids ages 6 to 19 with diagnosed learning differences — including (but not limited to) Autism, ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s, Dyslexia, and LD.  Combining academics, non-competitive athletics, social activities, and more, this camp has become a …

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The More You Know — the Autism Scholarship Program (ASP)

Q: My child is autistic.  I have recently heard about the Autism Scholarship Program.  What is the Autism Scholarship? A:  The Autism Scholarship Program was established in 2003 by the Ohio General Assembly.  The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funding to parents of qualified children with autism.  It allows parents to select a private education provider to help …

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Join Us Tomorrow — 17th Annual Summer and Beyond Fair

Good afternoon everyone!  Are you staying warm in this chilly temperatures?  We’re certainly doing our best! Tomorrow morning, North Coast Education Services will be attending the 17th Annual Summer and Beyond Fair for Children and  Youth with Disabilities.  This is your chance to meet and interact with organizations all over Ohio who specialize in working with individuals who have learning differences. …

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FFD — Sensory-Friendly Performance of “Havana Hop” at PlayhouseSquare

Welcome back, everyone!  We hope that you had a wonderful holiday break! I believe it is critically important to engage our children in the arts.  Whether it is painting, dance, theater, or music, the arts are an essential part of life.  Autistic children, in particular, benefit from the arts because it encourages self-confidence and provides opportunities for sensory input and …

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The Senses and the Holidays — How to Prevent Overstimulation

The holiday season is such a special time of year.  For most of us, thinking about the holidays conjures up thoughts of brightly colored lights, carols and music, scrumptious desserts, the smell of home-cooked meals, and festive clothing.  Thanks to our senses, we can experience all the joy and magic that comes each year. Now, take a second and imagine how …

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