2016 Camp Applications are Now Available!

Looking for a unique camp experience for your student? Join us this summer at the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp!   Sponsored by the Creative Education Institute, the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp is a six week summer program for students with learning differences.  This “un-school camp”, which is held at Lakeland Community College, combines academics and social activities for …

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Book of the Month: January 2016 (National Mentoring Month)

Our team here at North Coast Education Services is delighted about our progress with Richards Learning Systems®.  We are eagerly waiting to see our award-winning reading program come to life on video this fall! In spirit of the occasion, I have decided to start a new feature on our blog: Each month, I will spotlight a book for you to enjoy based …

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An Interview with NCES Founder, Carole Richards

On December 1st, our founder and president — Carole Richards — was a guest speaker on a local radio program. Each week, Dr. Cara Daily hosts a program called Wonderfully Made, which spotlights God’s work in the lives of individuals with special needs.  Her guests include individuals within the special needs community who have stories or programs to share. Carole spoke with …

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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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Give Back to Deserving Kids on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow — December 1, 2015 Every summer, the Creative Education Institute (CEI) sponsors an incredible summer camp. The Academic Fun & Fitness Camp is preparing for its 15th season in the summer of 2016. Reading and math skills are combined with a wide variety of social activities — including theatre arts, non-competitive sports, pet therapy, and more! On Giving …

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Support Education This Holiday Season!

The holidays have arrived!  I received my first dusting of snow this weekend and the radio stations have already started to play classic carols.  Soon we’ll be seeing candles in the windows and children riding sleds, building their very own snowmen. In more recent years, the retail industry has started to capitalize on the busiest shopping season of the year.  We …

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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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A Little Love Goes a Long Way

Every person in the world – no matter their age, race, religion, gender, sexuality, or income — has the right to a quality education.  Sadly, for some people, that right is not that simple. According to a 2013 article by Education Week, “1.8 million young adults ages 16-21 are neither enrolled in school nor have completed a high school education.”  …

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