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Why Would a Therapeutic School Be Right for My Child?

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, at least one in five school-aged children is affected by a mental health condition with the top two conditions being anxiety and depression. Attending a public school could be difficult for your child if they struggle with social relationships and expressing emotions. If you are considering therapeutic […]

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Warning Signs of Mental Health Issues

As part of our efforts to give educators and parents the resources they need to support teens who struggle with mental illness, we’re sharing our experiences on what hard to identify warning issues look like. Recognizing warning signs of potential mental health issues is important—parents and educators should also be aware of the differences between […]

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The Naples Act

The other day we received a phone call from a child study team member who was relieved when she found out about the Naples Act, since it would allow her to place a student for whom she felt Sage Day was the “perfect fit.” Sage Day has been in existence for 16 years and we have […]

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School Avoidance

My daughter is currently in 6th grade and has always loved school. She has been a good student until this year when her grades started slipping. I don’t know what happened, but all of a sudden she has changed and fights with me on a daily basis about going to school. I can’t figure out why she […]

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Sleep Problems and Kids on the Spectrum

By Steven Korner, Ph.D. A common report of parents, teachers, and therapists dealing with students on the autistic spectrum is a complaint about kids’ unwillingness to go to bed at a reasonable time and, consequently, chronic fatigue. Sleep difficulties have been attributed to factors like anxiety, circadian rhythm disturbances, and the attraction of a stimulus […]