Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program

Applications Now Available for the 2016-2017 Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship

Attention Ohio parents!  If you are the parent of a child with a learning disability, you may qualify to receive funds toward your child’s education through the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship (JPSN). What is the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship? The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship is available to school-aged children (ages K – 18) who have a diagnosed …

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Summer and Beyond Fair 2017 Info

The 2017 Summer and Beyond Fair is Two Weeks Away!

Are you looking into summer options for your family?  If you have a child with a disability, you won’t want to miss this incredible free event. Organized by State Support Team Region 3 (SST3) and sponsored by the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County (ESC), the Summer and Beyond Fair is a free event for families of children with disabilities. A …

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Six More Days for the Jon Peterson Scholarship!

Have you heard the news? You only have six more days to apply for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship! This scholarship is made available to Ohio students who have a child with a diagnosed learning disability.  The proceeds of the scholarship are used for the student to have an alternative education experience, as opposed to the public school system.  Students …

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The Elephant is Still in the Room

Our executive director, Carole Richards, is determined to make an impact on literacy in her lifetime.  She has already taught in the classroom, created Northeast Ohio’s largest in-home tutoring company, and authored a multi-sensory systematic phonics program — Richards Learning Systems®. But she is far from finished. In her latest article, Carole encourages politicians, educators, and families to step back …

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Deadline for JPSN Scholarship is April 15th!

This is your last chance to apply 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 …

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FREE Seminar Series — Nessa Knows: Paving Pathways for Students with Special Needs

We do our best to keep the community informed of free and educational events in the community.  Our executive director, Carole Richards, knows Nessa well and fully supports these FREE upcoming seminars. All of the seminars are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register for the seminars.  

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Community Effort Improves Richards Learning Systems

Recently, we announced that changes were coming to our award-winning, multi-sensory reading curriculum — Richards Learning Systems®.  With the help of the non-profit Creative Education Institute (CEI), Richards Learning Systems ® will be reformatted into a series of five-minute videos that will teach fundamental reading skills.  These videos will be shown in a classroom setting, allowing teachers to be trained as students …

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The Perfect Summer is Coming Soon!

We are only three months away from summer vacation!  Have you started planning for your kids? Since  2001, the Creative Education Institute has been hosting an “unschool” camp program for kids with learning differences.  Imagine an environment where kids are not judged by their peers — a welcoming environment for learning, exploration, friendship, and discovery.  It’s called the Academic Fun & Fitness …

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Visit NCES at the Summer and Beyond Fair!

Next weekend, come visit North Coast Education Services and the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp at the 18th Annual Summer and Beyond Fair!  Local agencies and professionals will be on hand to answer all of your questions about area services for families and students with disabilities.  This is a time to network with families and get your questions answered. All …

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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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