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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Jessica Minahan Guests on "Between the Synapse" Radio Broadcast October 2nd


September 13, 2014

NESCA Director of Behavioral Services Jessica Minahan, M.Ed., BCBA will be a special guest on an upcoming broadcast of the internet radio show "Between the Synapse."

To air Thursday, October 2nd at 1:00pm Eastern, the episode, Part III in a series on education, will feature Minahan along with Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, president of RespectAbilityUSA. With host Mark Toubin, the two will discuss how schools can best educate children who exhibit challenging behavior or learning issues.

Minahan, a board certified behavior analyst, is author of the forthcoming Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors. Her new book, incorporating many years of experience supporting students, “reveals a systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult student behaviors and matching them with proven strategies that get students back on track academically.”

RespectAbilityUSA is, “a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to reshape the attitudes of American society so that people with disabilities can more fully participate in and contribute to society.” Recently, the organization took a look at elite private schools that do not frequently welcome children with disabilities.

(Learn more by visiting http://www.jessicaminahan.com and http://www.respectabilityusa.com)

Says show host Mark Toubin:

“This country’s educational system requires significant improvement for all our kids to have a meaningful shot at a quality future. Fortunately, many innovations have risen to prominence which may help our teachers teach more effectively, improve access to quality education, and provide road maps for how schools can reach all types of students. I’m excited to host this three-part series with guests at the forefront of educational innovation.”

About "Between the Synapse" with Mark Toubin

Based on the blog of the same name, Between the Synapse explores topics that fall in-between the obvious and typical with insight, clarity and humor in the realm of politics, pop culture, foreign affairs, and sports. Between the Synapse is broadcast live every Thursday at 10:00am Pacific, Noon Central and 1:00pm Eastern time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

Listeners can download the current versions of the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio App at:
About VoiceAmerica/World Talk Radio, LLC

World Talk Radio, LLC is the world leader in online media broadcasting and the largest producer and distributor of live internet based talk radio and TV, delivering over 1,000 hours of programming weekly on its VoiceAmerica™ Network (http://www.voiceamerica.com) as well as live and on-demand video on VoiceAmerica.TV (http://www.voiceamerica.tv).


Upcoming Special Events
  • October 2 (Thursday) 1:00pm Eastern: "Between the Synapse" internet radio broadcast on educating students with emotional or behavioral challenges, featuring special guests Jessica Minahan, M.Ed., BCBA, director of behavioral services at NESCA, and Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi. Free app required to listen. Details HERE.
  • October 7 (Tuesday) 7:00 - 9:00pm: Stressed-Out Students: How Boarding Schools Can Help. Panel discussion with admissions officers from five schools at the Wellesley College Club. Co-sponsored by NESCA and Hunnewell Education Group. FREE and open to the public; advance registration required. Details HERE.
  • October 25 (Saturday) 8:30am - 5:00pm: "Practical Perspectives, Positives Lives" - Annual Asperger's Syndrome Connection conference sponsored by AANE at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA. Keynote Speakers: Simon Baron-Cohen, Ph.D.; Winnie Dunn, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA; Michael Forbes Wilcox. Information and registration HERE.
  • October 25 (Saturday) 8:00am - 4:00pm: MABIDA's 7th Reaching All Readers Conference; "Dyslexia, Inattention & Anxiety." Keynote speaker: Dr. Edward Hallowell, with NESCA Neuropsychologist Angela Currie, Ph.D. Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center. Details and registration HERE.

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