Category Archives: Special Education

The Lure of the Console (Part II) – Minecraft

Most people who are even casually acquainted with any quirky kids in 2013 have probably heard a good deal of discussion about the game Minecraft. In fact, Minecraft is one of those crazes with an appeal that has expanded beyond … Continue reading

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Outgrowing Autism?

The authors of a recent study published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry¬†have created a buzz in the human service community. Deborah Fein, a researcher at University of Connecticut, and her colleagues studied a group of children and … Continue reading

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It Will Never Stop Being a Struggle – But It Will Get Better

Back in December, Academy MetroWest hosted a parent workshop called¬†Young Adulthood – Looking Forward, Looking Back. It featured 3 Academy MetroWest alumni, now in their early or mid 20’s, reflecting on the struggles they faced during their school years and … Continue reading

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