Inclusion Might Just Change the World

Inclusion Might Just Change the World

Children don’t come with manuals.  Parents read books and listen to podcasts and follow blogs and try to keep their head above the child-rearing water.  And all the while the little people are absorbing the world around them which can be absolutely frightening but can also be

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What are special needs?

What are special needs?

What are special needs anyway? Here is how I see it: all children are special and all children have needs so basically all children have special needs. We are a society of labels…what is yours? ADD, ADHD, OCD, ASD, PDD, and the list goes on and on and on! What

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What is Classical Education?

What is Classical Education?

  According to The Well-Trained Mind: A Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer and Jesse Wise , it is language-intensive, not image focused. It demands that students use and understand words, NOT video images. It is history-intensive, providing students with a comprehensive view of human endeavor from

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2013 Reflections

2013 Reflections

Transitions, additions and a wealth of blessings adorned the 2013 agenda for Marian Hope Center. The year began with the decision to dissolve my for-profit company (Outreach Therapies & Consulting, Inc.) and transfer all staff and assets to Marian Hope Center for Children’s Therapy. I had felt

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Spring Into Hope!

Spring Into Hope!

In less than two weeks, we are hosting our biggest event of the year. Spring into Hope is a 2-day shopping event held at the Independence Events Center, home of the Missouri Mavericks.  Shopping, food & drink samples, fashion shows, raffles, and other giveaways will be available

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