Adie Weekly News

10/19-10/23

Curriculum Corner:

The students worked hard on their "pumpkin volcanoes". After the pumpkins were carved out, students added baking soda, dish soap and vinegar and waited for the solution to react. We will be introducing simple, hands on, science lessons for the students each month.

Donations:

Backpacks

All schools received a donation of new backpacks from a local organization. We received enough backpacks to send one home per student. Please let us know if you are interested in having us send one home for your child.
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Northeast Arc: Autism Support Center

Attached is a link for their most recent newsletter. The Northeast Arc supports families of students with autism. They provide parent support, resources and student events. Please see attached newsletter for upcoming events and information.


https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Important-Information--Virtual-events-and-Support-Groups-.html?soid=1102594616015&aid=GzxafjGRTzU


Follow them on facebook as well:

https://www.facebook.com/AutismSupportCenterDanvers/

DDS Autism Waiver Service Program

Please consider applying for the DDS Autism Waiver Service Program if you have a child under the age of 9 years old. Enrollment is open from October 16th-31st.

If a child is selected for this program there is no cost to the family.

The Autism Division of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) runs an Autism Waiver Program that provides one-to-one interventions to help children with autism who exhibit severe behavior, social and communication problems through a service called Expanded Habilitation, Education (intensive in-home services and supports). This service occurs in the child’s home or other natural settings under the supervision of trained clinical staff and is available for a total of three years. The Autism Waiver Program also provides related support services such as community integration activities and respite. At the conclusion of the three years of intensive services, a child may access supplemental services that meet the child’s needs and help with the transition out of the intensive Autism Waiver Program until the child’s 9th birthday. This program offers a variety of assistance to the families. Please consider applying. Call us with any questions.

Attached is a link for the application as well as more information in regards to the program and the services offered:

If a child is selected for this program there is not cost to the family.

The Autism Division of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) runs an Autism Waiver Program that provides one-to-one interventions to help children with autism who exhibit severe behavior, social and communication problems through a service called Expanded Habilitation, Education (intensive in-home services and supports). This service occurs in the child’s home or other natural settings under the supervision of trained clinical staff and is available for a total of three years. The Autism Waiver Program also provides related support services such as community integration activities and respite. At the conclusion of the three years of intensive services, a child may access supplemental services that meet the child’s needs and help with the transition out of the intensive Autism Waiver Program until the child’s 9th birthday.


https://www.mass.gov/lists/dds-autism-waiver-service-program-awp-open-interest-period-2020
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Notes from Nurse Lea:

I would like to remind parents to call the school when their child is going to be absent.

Please call my phone 978-674-2407 for all absences due to illness.

All other absences are to be reported to the main number or to your child’s teacher.

This will allow me to keep track of students that are sick.

The school department and the health department has extensive guidelines for illness

including when to return to school after being sick.

I am happy to guide families through the challenges of Covid and childhood illnesses.