This made my Day!

This email started my day: I am the mother of Jason E___ a student from New Orleans, (Hurricane Katrina) that was recommended by you for NMH.  Thank you for giving my son a chance. Jason is graduating in May from Loyola of NO with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Our first to graduate from college. I am forever grateful. Oh, Wow!
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Why IECA Members travel so much?

Mark Sklarow, the Executive Director of IECA, wrote a great article on why IEC   IECA_Why-DO-IECA-Members-Travel
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The APA Discovers Wilderness

I wanted to share an article with you that has just come out. It is the cover article for the professional magazine of the American Psychological Association. I think it is of great interest to parents and folks who do what I do alike. And I’m excited about it! The educational consultant who is quoted, Dr. Andy Erkis, is a colleague in Ohio with whom I collaborate often. And, of course,...
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WWASP – Avoiding the Bad Solutions While Finding the Good.

Yesterday the New York Times prominently published an article on a group of programs for troubled kids called WWASP -The Worldwide Association of Specialty Programs. They are the kind of places we try to steer families away from when they are considering options for their students with emotional issues. The programs look good online. And individual schools’ affiliations with WWASP are...
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The Inspiration of an Educational Consultant in Atlanta

I’ve realized over the past few years in working as an educational consultant for families in Atlanta, New Orleans and throughout the South, that I try to balance a three-pronged approach. This includes clinical sophistication and expertise,  a thorough knowledge of schools and programs, and an ability to understand, relate to, support kids and their families. I’m basically a...
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I Lost My Watch

I lost my watch. Literally.  During my weekend with friends from college, I lost my watch.  And I had thought I was being careful.  I took it off each time we went to the beach and tossed it into some catch-all of mine — my purse, my briefcase, my luggage.  Come to think of it, that was the only purpose for the briefcase all weekend. But Sunday night, after the last delicious, communal...
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