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How to Help Your Child Cope if They Have a Sibling with Special Needs

  • deron
  • March 27, 2018
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Raising a child with special needs or a learning disability can be a challenge for any parent. It can take a toll on parents’ lives both mentally and physically. However, if there are siblings in the picture, and those siblings...

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3 Myths About Special Education BUSTED

  • deron
  • March 27, 2018
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If your child has special needs, you might be thinking about sending them to a special education school. You’ve probably heard that these schools are places where children with special needs are able to be themselves and can learn at...

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Easy Ways to Help Your Child with Special Needs Fall Asleep

  • deron
  • March 27, 2018
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It’s extremely important for children to get a good amount of sleep each night. If a child doesn’t get enough sleep, their mind and body will suffer. Even though it’s important for children to get sleep in general, it’s even...

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3 Things Every Parent of Child with Special Needs Should Know

  • deron
  • March 27, 2018
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As a parent of a child with special needs, you may find yourself struggling with your day-to-day life. Unlike most parents, those who have a child with special needs will have different routines and tasks that need to be completed...

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How To Be the Best Parent for a Child with Special Needs

  • deron
  • December 11, 2017
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As a parent of a child with special needs, it can be hard to cope with the idea that your child may be treated differently and have a harder time doing simple daily tasks. It can be upsetting to watch...

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How To Help Your Child with Special Needs Make Friends

  • deron
  • November 01, 2017
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For a child with special needs, there are many aspects of school that can be extremely challenging. And when you're child hurts, you hurt, too. One thing that can be especially difficult for these children is making friends. Often times,...

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How A Private School For Special Education Can Benefit Your Child’s Academic Success

  • deron
  • September 27, 2017
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According to a recent and depressing survey, up to 45% of children with learning disabilities have been bullied in school. Bullying can cause anxiety and stress in any educational environment, which threatens a student's ability to learn. Because every child...

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Preparing for the First Day at a New Special Education School: 3 Tips

  • deron
  • August 23, 2017
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The school year is fast approaching. That means many parents of children with special needs are gearing up for their first year in a special needs school. Even if your child is enrolled in one of the top special education schools,...

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Special Education Determination 101: What Parents Should Know

  • deron
  • August 03, 2017
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If your child has been identified as possibly needing a special education program, it can be intimidating. It is important to know if that your feelings are normal. In fact, up to a third of parents of children with learning...

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Summer Activities for Children With Special Needs

  • deron
  • July 18, 2017
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There are many fun activities that your child can take part in this summer. You can help your child have a good summer by choosing activities that will give your child a sense of belonging/acceptance, success, accomplishment, growth, and competence....

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Children with Disabilities and Social Skills: 3 Tips

  • deron
  • June 27, 2017
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Making eye contact, having a firm handshake, noticing the reactions of others as you speak and adjusting accordingly: these are all skills you need in order to succeed in the world. Most people learn them simply by osmosis, although with...

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Considering ESY (Extended School Year) For Your Child?

  • deron
  • June 15, 2017
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Keeping up your child’s educational progress over the summer is more attainable with Extended School Year (ESY) services. They are unique programs designed to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to a special needs student. As parents involved in...

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Beyond The Classroom: How Parents Can Support Their Special Needs Child At Home

  • deron
  • May 31, 2017
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If your child is enrolled in a quality special education program, they are learning in a safe and supportive environment. Schools for students with learning disabilities are designed to meet your child's individual learning needs, helping them to grow. But...

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What Comes Next: 3 Resources for Children With Learning Disabilities Graduating High School

  • deron
  • May 17, 2017
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For many parents, the end of high school is a time of great joy and triumph, both for the parents and the children. Our society has ascribed a very specific set of expectations that come at the end of high...

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How to Help Your Child Learn To Cope With Anxiety

  • deron
  • May 15, 2017
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Parents of special needs children are always looking for new techniques to help with their education and any form of anxiety they may have. Although some forms of anxiety never completely go away, they can be treated and coped with....

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5 Questions To Ask Your Child’s Special Education Teacher

  • deron
  • May 01, 2017
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Schools for students with learning disabilities, such as private autism schools, provide a nurturing environment for your child to learn and grow. With 96% of parents believing that children can overcome learning disabilities through proper instruction, special education teachers are...

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7 Ways to Prevent Wandering at Your Child’s School

  • deron
  • April 15, 2017
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It can be common for special needs children of all ages to occasionally go into their own world and stray from adult supervision. According to the National Autism Association, the wandering behavior in children with autism tends to increase during...

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Frequently Used Special Educational Terms

  • deron
  • March 15, 2017
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If you are active in your child’s education, there is a high chance that you have heard teachers and administrators use many terms that may sound new or confusing to you. Here are some of the commonly used terms used...

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3 Actions to Take If Your Child Is Underperforming in School

  • deron
  • February 28, 2017
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As a parent, making sure that your child succeeds in school is one of your top priorities. Unfortunately, despite so many programs in place that try to help your child, some schools can often fall short. In many cases, shortcomings...

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What is the Special Education System and How Does It Work?

  • deron
  • February 16, 2017
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The words "special education" represent a wide umbrella-like term that categorizes children who do not learn like their peers. Depending if they have intellectual difficulties or developmental delays, children with learning disabilities require a different approach to schooling, one that...

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Self-regulation tips for children with special needs

  • deron
  • February 15, 2017
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Behavioral issues are common in young children, making it difficult for them to adjust and excel in special education programs and school. Disruptive behaviors, such as temper tantrums and too much talking can negatively affect children’s learning environment. Providing parents,...

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3 Ways Special Education Can Improve Your Child’s Life

  • deron
  • January 15, 2017
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Special needs education is one of the most important services in the world today. Children who live with a learning disability often feel left out in other forms of education programs, but luckily there are schools for students with learning...

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Benefits of Interacting with Animals for Children with Autism

  • deron
  • January 15, 2017
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Humans interacting with pet companions have many benefits. Holding a pet can relax and calm you. But what about children with disabilities? Scientific research has concluded that pets and other friendly animals have a number of positive effects on children...

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7 Tips to Help You Survive During the Holidays

  • deron
  • December 16, 2016
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Parents of children with special needs know all too well that the Holiday season can be full of excitement, hope, and disappointment. To make your Holidays more bearable, here are seven things to remember: Prepare yourself for tantrums and meltdowns....

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Is Your Child a Shut-Down Learner?

  • deron
  • November 20, 2016
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Is your child a “shut-down learner”? Shut-down learners are children who become discouraged at school and disconnected over time. But how do kids become shut-down learners? Some factors might include problems with early education development, confusion for the child in...

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Creating a Learning Environment for Children with Learning Disabilities

  • deron
  • October 20, 2016
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Children with learning disabilities present very specific challenges when it comes to working outside of their regular formal schooling environment: homework can feel like an uphill struggle for both the students and their parents who may find the process frustrating and...

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Exercise Proven Beneficial to Children With Developmental Disabilities

  • deron
  • October 04, 2016
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While ABA therapy is the most commonly used treatment for autism spectrum disorders, as well as added speech or occupational therapy, studies show that a more traditional practice has been proven to provide help for children with autism and special...

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Tips for Sending a Child With an Autism Spectrum Disorder Back to School

  • deron
  • August 23, 2016
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As summer winds down, parents are checking over school supply lists, going shopping for new clothes, and preparing to send their children back to school. For many parents and children alike, this is a very exciting time. However, for parents...

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3 Mistakes Parents of Children With Autism Need to Avoid

  • deron
  • August 03, 2016
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Autism is becoming increasingly more accepted as better information comes out. After decades, probably millennia of misunderstanding and ostracism, people are finally starting to understand the challenges faced by those with autism. While we've made great strides, there's still so...

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4 Things Kids with Autism Wish You Knew

  • deron
  • June 24, 2016
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Autism awareness is quickly spreading throughout the United States. It is defined as a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication. Symptoms are typically noticed before a child turn three years of age and the number...

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Is Your Child Receiving the Education They Need? Picking the Right School Environment for Your Child

  • deron
  • May 27, 2016
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A good education can last a lifetime and provide countless opportunities for your child, but picking the right starting point can be difficult, especially for parents of children with learning disabilities such as autism. Each child has a unique set...

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Tricare to Cut ABA Therapy Funding Despite Complaints From Patients and Congress

  • deron
  • April 26, 2016
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The world of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy is about to get a little bit harder for many families to take advantage of. According to Heraldnet.com, thousands of families and ABA autism programs could be affected by a funding cut...

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Three Commonly Held Myths About Autism

  • deron
  • April 05, 2016
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 50 school-aged children are diagnosed with some form of autism. Given these relatively high rates of occurrence, it is likely that you know someone who has been affected by...

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Communities are Increasingly Activated About Helping Children With Autism

  • deron
  • March 08, 2016
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In eastern Ontario, a little place called the Owl Cafe is bringing some much needed services to the local area in a surprising way. The goal of Owl Cafe is to give young people with autism a chance to shine...

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Knowing the Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • deron
  • February 04, 2016
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In the United States, children with special needs, such as autism spectrum disorders, are becoming more and more common. Currently, one in 50 school children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. As parents, we know that comes with a set...

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What Kind of Special Education is Right For Your Child?

  • deron
  • January 29, 2016
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Parents with children who have learning disabilities such as autism face an important question when their child reaches the age of kindergarten: what kind of special education program is right for my special needs child? When it comes to children...

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The Learning Styles of Autism

  • deron
  • December 10, 2015
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How does your child with autism learn best?Recent surveys show that the prevalence of autism has increased by about 33%. Previously, only one in 68 children were diagnosed with autism. In 2015, the odds have increased to one in 45,...

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Spotting the Early Signs of Autism

  • deron
  • November 23, 2015
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Up until recently, autism spectrum disorders have been largely shrouded in mystery for parents and medical experts alike. While the "root" or definitive cause of autism has yet to be found, recent innovations in autism research have proved fruitful, yielding...

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Does a Gluten Free Diet Help Children With Autism? Researchers are Now Saying There’s No Difference

  • deron
  • October 05, 2015
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in 50 children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. For many, intervention takes place in the form of ABA therapy, special education programs, and other professional help for...

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Deron to present a Workshop on Applied Behavior Analysis

  • deron
  • October 05, 2015
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Workshop on Applied Behavior Analysis Deron School is pleased to present an Open House and Professional Development Seminar on Thursday, October 22, 2015. Tour our Union, NJ campus and participate in a workshop of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Learn strategic...

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A New Study Suggests That Girls and Boys with Autism Exhibit Different Behaviors

  • deron
  • September 14, 2015
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Autism, a neural disorder characterized by impaired communication and repetitive behaviors, is typically diagnosed in children before the age of three. Many specialists have posited that austism has a largely genetic basis. However, a new study says that gender may...

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A New Google Glass App May Provide Long Term Help For Children With Autism

  • deron
  • August 05, 2015
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As a neural disorder, autism changes the way a person's synapses connect and organize information. Because of this, individuals on the autism spectrum often have difficulty with communicating based on an inability to properly synthesize social cues and interactions. As...

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There’s New Clothing Line Designed for Children With Autism…And It’s Awesome

  • deron
  • July 20, 2015
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Parents who have children with autism understand how difficult it can be to get dressed every morning. As a disorder, autism affects the neural development of an individual, and is distinguished by repeated behaviors, and limited social skills. Along with...

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The Future is NAO: the Therapy Robot That Helps Children With Autism Improve Social Skills

  • deron
  • July 15, 2015
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For parents with children on the autism spectrum, finding the right special education programs and therapy programs is an important and vital step in your child's educational journey. While finding proper programs and schools for children with autism is an...

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Helping Special Needs Students Thrive

  • deron
  • July 13, 2015
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as one in 50 school-age children have been diagnosed with some form of autism. What is autism? Autism alters how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize...

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Common Signs of Autism All Parents Should Be Aware of

  • deron
  • July 09, 2015
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For years, autism spectrum disorders remained a bit of a mystery to doctors and scientists. While there is still no known single cause of autism, nor is there any cure, autism research has drastically improved our understanding of this range...

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How One Student With Autism Changed the Way Society Views Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • deron
  • July 07, 2015
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Over 3 million Americans are affected by autism spectrum disorders, a number that has increased significantly since the 1980s. Although autism impacts so many lives, it is still little understood by many people in our society. Autism spectrum disorders even...

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Special Needs or Not, Children Deserve a High Quality Education

  • deron
  • July 01, 2015
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism affects about one in 68 children in the United States. Autism is considered a spectrum neurodevelopmental disorder that hinders a person's ability to communicate, both verbally and non-verbally, and is...

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Teaching Special Needs Students

  • deron
  • June 30, 2015
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For many teachers, accommodating learning disabilities is one of the most challenging parts of their jobs. While there are more resources are available to make teaching special needs easier, it can be difficult to translate theory into practice. By working...

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How to Choose the Right Education for Your Autistic Child

  • deron
  • June 24, 2015
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Many parents of autistic children face the same question when kindergarten rolls around: Should you send your child to a special needs school or a public or private school? Each autistic child has unique needs, so there's no single path...

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New App Identifies “Autism-Friendly” Public Spaces

  • deron
  • June 22, 2015
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Autism is becoming increasingly prevalent, with as many as one in 50 school-age children affected by the neurological development disorder. Thankfully, parents and family members raising children with autism are banding together to lend each other support. Father Topher Wurts,...

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The Importance of Special Needs Schools

  • deron
  • June 16, 2015
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For many students, learning disorders and other disabilities make traditional education difficult, causing them to seek refuge at special needs schools and other institutions. Special needs schools are founded to help students with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities...

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Autism Spectrum Disorders Show No Signs of Slowing Down

  • deron
  • June 15, 2015
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Autism has become something of an epidemic, especially in children. About 50 years ago, autism was not nearly as prevalent as it is now. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in today's schools, about one...

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Teaching Special Needs Not a “One Size Fits All” Approach

  • deron
  • June 12, 2015
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Everyone has different ways of learning. Some people learn better through listening or visual cues, while others need a more hands-on approach to understand certain concepts. Students with special needs especially require a unique approach to learning, but even all...

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Teaching Children With Special Needs

  • deron
  • June 11, 2015
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Autism spectrum disorders are estimated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to affect one in 50 school-age children in the United States. Characterized by restricted and repetitive behavior and by impaired social interaction and communication, autism has a strong...

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Free Workshop – Transitioning from School to Adult Life

Deron I will host regional workshop presented by SPAN (Statewide Parental Advocacy Network) on Thursday, June 4th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Entitled Look To The Future: Transition from School to Adult Life, the workshop will focus on Transition Planning....

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Montclair Film Festival Features Individuals on Autism Spectrum

  • deron
  • April 14, 2015
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Montclair Film Festival to feature a film showcasing the unique perspective of teens on the spectrum in the film How To Dance In Ohio.  Sat, May 2 - 2:45 PM and Mon, May 4 - 6:30 PM. View a brochure...

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Parent Workshop – April 16, 2015

  • deron
  • March 25, 2015
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Sex Education for your Special Needs Child” will be presented at the Deron School (Union, NJ Campus) on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 6:30-8:00 PM. Ms. Michelle Brill, M.P.H., from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension will provide parents and guardians with...

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Change to School Calendar

Please Note: The staff in-service day has been changed from March 13th to March 20th. School will be in session on March 13th & will be closed on March 20th.

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Deron Receives Kudos from Montclair Dispatch News Publication

Click here to read The Montclair Dispatch article about Deron School!

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR – END OF YEAR EVENTS

Please make note of the following dates for upcoming events - Please call Deron I (908-206-0444) or Deron II (973-509-2777) for specifics. DERON I (Union) May 28th-Spring Concert May 30th- Prom (with Deron II) June 5th- Spelling Bee June 11th-...

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Summer Will Be Here Before You Know It

Now is the time to make preparations to attend one of Deron School's 2014 Extended School Year Programs.  This year's ESY programs at Deron I and Deron II will run for six weeks, from July 1st through August 12th.  As...

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What Is Autism?

To learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorders, visit our Autism Program page on this website or click on this link.

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Introducing Deron II’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)

Deron II’s newly-formed Parent-Teacher Organization is comprised of parents, guardians and Deron staff members. The PTO's mission is to promote open communication and understanding between parents / caregivers and staff.  The group plans to provide supplemental educational materials and experiences,...

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