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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

John Pratt Memorial Lecture

You’re invited to attend the John Pratt Memorial Lecture at Ivy Street School!
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Photo of  Michelle Garcia Winner
Introduction by Michelle Garcia Winner Founder & CEO SocialThinking

Photo of movie cover of Life, Animated
Presentation by Ron Suskinti Pulitzer-winning journalist and best-selling author of Life, Animated

Date:
Thursday, May 11, 2017 

Time:
6:00 pm for Registration and Opening Reception 
7:00 pm for Program

Location:
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research 
9 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

More information and complimentary registration is available online at ivystreetschool.org/pratt




Monday, April 10, 2017

Event at NESCA


NESCA is hosting a "Friend" Raiser for Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC). Please join us as we celebrate the wonderful and necessary work done at MAC. 

Trump’s First 100 Days and Beyond:  Impact on Children with Disabilities

Big changes ahead for education with the new administration. Please join us for a discussion of the threats to special education and other federal programs that support children with disabilities and how we can take action here in Massachusetts.


Come learn about the crucial work of MAC and lend your support to their efforts financially and by joining their mobilization efforts. 

Guest Speakers:

Robert K. Crabtree: Special Education Attorney and Partner at Kotin, Crabtree, and Strong. Mr. Crabtree was a principal draftsman of the Massachusetts Special Education Reform Act (“Chapter 766”) in 1972 , an initiative that served as a model for the later-enacted federal special education act, now called "IDEA"

Julia Landau: Attorney and Director of the Disability Education Justice Initiative at Mass Advocates for Children

Jerry Mogul: Executive Director at Mass Advocates for Children

There will be a cash bar and plentiful hors d'oeuvres.

Entrance Fee: $25.00
To register for this event, please use the PayPal link below.
http://www.nesca-newton.com/payment.html

Please RSVP to: info@nesca-newton.com by April 28, 2017

We will return your email with the instructions for payment to hold your place.

We expect this event to fill quickly! (Please Note: We are only able to accommodate paid/registered guests)


Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you feel may be interested in joining us! Or share about the event on Facebook!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wanna learn more about NESCA's Expressive Arts Groups?!?

Drama Therapy Groups: 
Acting Games and Social Skills Development

  • 8-week group
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Mondays   
  • Preteens 
  • Improvisational acting games offer fun and structured ways to interact and make connections with fellow group members. Every game is used to teach key social skills and build each member's self-awareness and self-esteem. Some games have a simple structure, such as mirroring one another's movements. Some games involve acting out scenes you might see in real life. In an atmosphere of having fun, we will celebrate as each member's social confidence grows!


Mindfulness Groups: 

Mindfulness and Expressive Arts for Teens
  • 8-week group 
  • 5-6 pm on Mondays
  • Teenagers
  • Mindfulness is the practice of engaging in the present moment with compassion and non-judgement. It is an approach that helps with regulating emotions and attention - especially for those who experience anxiety. Practical ways to bring mindfulness into your everyday life.

Email Tonya White for more information or to sign up twhite@nesca-newton.com or fill out the intake form here

Monday, April 3, 2017

Parent-Child Therapy Groups starting at NESCA

  • These groups welcome children who present with emotional difficulties and behavior problems, such as disruptive and oppositional behaviors, as well as those who exhibit ADHD symptoms.
  • Informed by evidence-based treatments, such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Russell Barkley’s behavioral parent training program, these groups aim to facilitate positive parent-child interaction patterns, help caregivers learn effective parent management strategies, and reduce challenging behaviors in children.
  • Our groups are highly structured and skill-based, with both in-session practice and homework designed to reinforce skills learned.
  • Parents will be provided with modeling and feedback during practice exercises. A token economy system will also be used to highlight rewarding positive behaviors.

Time-Limited Groups/ Meet Once Per Week
  • Cost: $100 Per Family- Per Week for Each Group
  • Location: NESCA offices – 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA

If you are interested in joining the 4-6 year old group or have any questions, please contact:


If you are interested in joining the 7-10 year old group or have any questions, please contact: