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The Importance of Residential School-Based Family Support

The Importance of Residential School-Based Family Support Caitlin Sweetapple, Ed.D., Arij Abdul-Hamil, LMHC Lauren Koffler, MSW Shrub Oak International School Providing school-age support for families and caregivers with an autistic child varies based on the school program the student is enrolled in. It is imperative that alongside the programming and

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A Call for Reform of the Least Restrictive Environment

Call for Reform of the Least Restrictive Environment Caitlin Sweetapple, Ed.D. Director of Research Shrub Oak International School Section 1412 (a) (5) of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) outlines regulations regarding the least restrictive environment (LRE). The statute states: To the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, including children

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Shrub Oak is Reopening All Programs!

We are excited to announce that, based on Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order allowing in-person New York special education programs to resume this summer, Shrub Oak has implemented a reopening plan to welcome both day and boarding students back onto campus. We are thrilled by the prospect of seeing our current

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What Are the Benefits of an IEP

6 Benefits of IEPs for Autism When it comes to a customized program that fits the needs of Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) become not only a priority but a necessity. What is an IEP? Is it tailored for Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD? How and

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Building Leaders at all Levels

Prospective candidates often ask how Shrub Oak International will develop its staff, expressing dismay that their current positions either don’t offer professional development, or they are bored with the ‘same old, same old’. We know that every day will be different, and growth opportunities will arise in traditional and nontraditional

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