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OCD Challenges in the Special Needs Population

Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common and treatable brain disorder whereby unwanted thoughts cause significant anxiety or distress, or interfere with the child’s normal routine, academic functioning, social activities, or relationships. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when a child has OCD, a difference in the way his or her brain processes […]

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Anxiety During a National Emergency

As the news about COVID-19 gets more alarming every day, it is understandable that everyone is feeling anxious right now. With schools closed, special needs children are missing their normal routines and caregivers are faced with the overwhelming task of helping children make sense of what is happening. Our children are looking to us for […]

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Indoor and Outdoor Activities to keep your child occupied

Every parent is struggling right now to manage work or unemployment with everyone at home together, but parents of special needs kids have a particularly difficult job. Family routines have been disrupted, social outlets have been removed, and professional supports have been decreased or eliminated.  Create a flexible routine​Routines can create structure and give your […]

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Alpha School Transition to Online Learning

 John Gonzalez, Principal of Alpha School in Jackson, New Jersey describes the process of transitioning to the virtual home learning model in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in March of 2020. A Monumental Task This is unprecedented. This is not anything that any of us has ever been through before, so we had no procedures or […]

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