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The iCan Dream Difference:  Mission Matters Most

The iCan Dream Difference:  Mission Matters Most

In the evolving landscape of education, there is a growing recognition of the diverse needs of students that extend beyond traditional therapeutic schools. The iCan Dream approach has been recognized as a model of innovation and empathy. Our organization is an agent of change in the education sector. On Giving Tuesday, we thought we would …

Eyewear Tips for Children with Autism

Eyewear Tips for Children with Autism

by: Jenny Bright  Research has shown that there are links between autism and vision problems. One meta-analysis of almost 50 studies found that those with autism were more likely to have reduced peripheral vision and contrast sensitivity, as well as increased color difficulties. They also observed increased retinal thickness, a symptom found in those with diabetic retinopathy …

Navigating Learning Disabilities at 18: A Journey to Success

Navigating Learning Disabilities at 18: A Journey to Success

Turning 18 is a significant milestone in a young person’s life. It’s an age associated with newfound freedoms and responsibilities. However, for those who are also managing learning disabilities, this transition can bring about unique challenges. In this blog post, we will explore the experiences and potential paths to success for 18-year-olds with learning disabilities, …

Fall is Calling! 3 Reasons the Outdoors is a Great Place for Young Children with Autism and Other Neurodiverse Learning Needs

Fall is Calling! 3 Reasons the Outdoors is a Great Place for Young Children with Autism and Other Neurodiverse Learning Needs

For young children with autism and other neurodiverse learning needs, the great outdoors can be a sanctuary of growth and development. Nature offers a unique and enriching environment that can foster physical, emotional, and cognitive growth in these children. In this blog post, we will explore three compelling reasons why the outdoors is a fantastic …

The Power of Therapeutic Schools: Nurturing Minds and Healing Hearts

The Power of Therapeutic Schools: Nurturing Minds and Healing Hearts

Education is not just about imparting knowledge; it’s also about fostering emotional and mental growth. For some students, traditional school settings may not provide the right environment for their unique needs. This is where therapeutic schools come into play. These specialized institutions offer a holistic approach to education, focusing on emotional and behavioral development alongside …

Understanding and Addressing School Refusal in High School

Understanding and Addressing School Refusal in High School

The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably reshaped the landscape of education, presenting teachers with unprecedented challenges. One of the pressing issues that educators now face is school refusal among high school students in the post-pandemic era. As we strive to support families, it’s essential to understand the factors contributing to school refusal and employ effective strategies …

What Makes Work Meaningful for Individuals with Disabilities

What Makes Work Meaningful for Individuals with Disabilities

A meaningful job for a person with disabilities should consider the individual’s strengths, skills, interests, and the nature of their disabilities. It is important to focus on creating an inclusive and accommodating work environment that allows them to contribute effectively. Here are some considerations and examples of meaningful jobs for people with disabilities: 1.     Remote Work …