Деньги трудно даются, но тратятся очень быстро. Как это часто бывает - мы планируем одно, а получаем другое, не исключая
уже непредвиденных обстоятельств. В любом случае, деньги нужны всем и каждому. Это продукт, который не портится, но очень
высоко ценится.Как быть, если нужны деньги срочно, а необходимой суммы нет и заработать ее нереально. В этой ситуации на
помощь придет займ онлайн. В том, чтобы взять деньги онлайн в одном из перечисленных
МФО нет ничего плохого. Этот способ выйти из затруднительного положения проверен миллионами людей. Процентные ставки не так
уж высоки. В большинстве случаев деньги выдаются менее чем под 1%. Для получателя выгода кроется в минимальной переплате, а
сам заемщик делает прибыль за счет оборота, что тоже идет ему "на руку".
8 Toys That Will Help Your Child With Autism Build Skills
Megan Breault, MS, BCBA, LABA, our Clinical Director at RCS Learning Center, was recently published in Autism Parenting Magazine. Megan’s article, “8 Toys That Will Help Your Child With Autism Build Skills,” shares some fantastic and easy-to-find toy ideas to help children develop many skills in a natural and fun environment, including motor skills, social skills and the chance to try new experiences. Read Megan’s entire article here.
Megan Breault, MS BCBA, LABA, serves as RCS Learning Center’s Clinical Director. Megan joined RCS in 2010 as a Behavior Therapist/Floater and was promoted to the role of a Clinician in 2013. Megan became the Clinical Director of the Learning Center in 2015. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education and Sociology from Stonehill College and obtained her Master’s of Science in Behavior Analysis from Simmons College. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctorate in Behavior Analysis from Simmons University. Megan is also an adjunct faculty member for Simmons University’s online program, teaching behavior analysis graduate courses, and has served as a mentor to graduate students from Simmons since 2013. Megan’s areas of interest include errorless instruction and staff and parent training
Framingham, MA, September 3, 2019 — Realizing Children’s Strengths (RCS) Learning Center, recently
announced an expansion of their Board of Directors. Two new members were added this
summer bringing the growth to a current 9-member board.
Y. Lee Breger, a trusts and estates attorney from Bowditch & Dewey in
Framingham, is one of the two newest members to join the RCS Board of
Directors. Eileen has a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a LL.M. in
taxation from Boston University School of Law. She helps individuals and
families with estate, tax and special needs planning, estate settlement, trust
administration, and conservatorships. With her experience in helping families
plan for the next generation, she is sure to make a positive and long-lasting
contribution to RCS.
truly believe in the mission of Realizing Children’s Strengths. As a board
member, my mindset is to learn as much as possible about RCS Learning Center:
its history, impactful role in the educational field along with the
organization’s past and current challenges,” said Eileen Lee Breger.
Adding, “It is my role to help RCS achieve its goals and meet its vision
in a strategic way. I am honored and humbled to offer my knowledge,
resources and networks with the hopes of bridging relationships to further the
growth of the school.”
was a former Associate Director of Women in NAAAP (National Association of
Asian American Professionals – Boston chapter) and a former Chair of the Boston
Estate Planning Council’s webinars and seminars committee.
in law, public policy and community relations, she is described as passionate
and connected to the world of special needs. She resides in Newton with
her husband and daughter and her hobbies include traveling and flower
Appointed also this summer, Eric Lousararian, a Natick
resident, is Chief Financial Officer at T3 Advisors and graduated from Purdue
University where he studied business management, finance and accounting.
He spent most of his career working in finance
with tech startups and before joining T3, he was co-founder and partner at
Ignition Consulting. He specializes in building robust financial models,
professional pitch decks and streamlined processes. Over the years he has
helped his clients raise over $100 million in equity and debt financing.
Lousararian’s passion and experience makes him a motivated member of RCS
“The impact RCS makes with and for the children
and their families stays with me daily,” said Lousararian. Adding, “Their
staff, methodology, and culture aligns naturally with my values along with my
professional and personal experiences. It is my intention to support the RCS
mission, helping them build and grow their operational structure, as well as
drawing on my background and experience to provide advice and support
fundraising efforts to achieve their goals which in turn will support the
student’s opportunity to thrive.”
In his free time, Mr. Lousararian enjoys running, gardening and traveling with his wife.
Realizing Children’s Strengths (RCS) Learning Center is a leading not-for-profit, chapter 766 approved private special educational school that provides the highest quality individualized behavioral and educational services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities. For over a decade RCS Learning Center has exceeded the standards for teaching students with Autism through the use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment methodology with an emphasis on Verbal Behavioral Model for teaching communication and language skills. Individualized curriculum, programming, and 1:1 support is tailored to meet the needs of each student that includes specialized vocational program for students 14 years and older. Our highly respected leaders in the field of ABA conduct cutting edge research, present at national and local conferences and provide intensive training for individuals in the field of Behavioral Analytics and ABA. RCS Learning Center is based in Natick, MA and is a 501c3b non-profit. More information is available at www.rcslearning.org*
For parents of children with autism, finding the best school for their child can feel overwhelming. They are faced with having to consider a wide range of different options for their child’s educational future that likely were not on their radar before such as school location, staff to student ratios,
teaching methodologies, peer groups and so much more. Luckily, throughout Massachusetts, there are many different programs and options available for children across the spectrum.
As the former Admissions Director for RCS Learning Center, I have had the opportunity to meet with many parents and experience different initial school tours and parent meetings. I always found it helpful when families came to the initial school visits with checklists, which included predetermined questions that they wanted to get answers to from the meeting. This allowed for more productive conversation and focus on their child’s specific needs and how they could be met within our school.
The statewide association for special needs schools, the Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (maaps), has a wonderful checklist to use when collecting information about each school you visit. You can download the Special Education Program Checklist for Parents here. Use that list, along with these five tips to help choose the right school for your child with autism:
Personalize the form for you and your child. Before you even start to schedule school visits, go through the form highlight and detail any areas in which you know your child’s specific needs. For instance, if your child requires a full year program, highlight this area; if they require ABA therapy, indicate it in the Program Specifics section. If your child has any physical limitations make sure to indicate what environmental accommodations must be available to allow your child to be successful.
Determine your needs around school visits, observations, and other progress updates. The form does a nice job covering communication from the school to the parents and for good reason. While the focus is often on a child’s needs, a successful placement is also based on the program being able to meet the parent’s needs. Make sure you have a clear understanding of how the school will share information with you and vice versa. Also determine what type of training you may require as a parent to help your child generalize skills from school to home.
Conduct some initial online research. maaps has an online directory where you can search for schools and programs that are tailored to different student populations, including across the autism spectrum. You can narrow results by program type (residential, day, or summer), age range served, and geographic location. Visit the websites of each school and compare it to your form’s highlighted areas, which are your “must-haves,” to help you weed out programs that will not meet your child’s needs.
Tour several different schools. I always recommend having the first meeting to be with the school and the parents only as it is often a lot of information gathering to start. Once you have narrowed down your list, most schools are happy to accommodate a second tour or meeting, at which time it may be more appropriate to include your child. Take note of the children and staff within this environment. How do they interact, appear, engage? The form has ample space for you to jot down notes of cleanliness, space size, materials, etc. Be sure to tell your tour guide if there are times you would like to slow down or observe something more closely. Ask questions as you go or write them down for oneon-one discussions later.
Make sure you understand the program interventions and associated terminology. Following the tour, you will likely have a time to meet with the school staff. In addition to any “must haves” on the checklist, be sure to ask questions regarding any terms and policies the school staff use that you are not familiar with. There are many different types of interventions available for children with Autism but only a few that are established and supported by research. The National Autism Center released a report detailing the 14 established interventions for children with autism. This is a great resource to use to get familiar with the different types of interventions and understand which will be best for your child.
No matter which school you choose, with this preparation you can be confident your child with autism will get the excellent education that they deserve.
We’re excited to be featured on the @pod617! Listen to Executive Managing Director, Chrissy King, Ph.D., BCBA, LABA and Executive Vice President, Jen Rutland, M.S. Ed., BCBA, LABA, speak with host David Yas about RCS and our mission of Progress for All Children.
Watch RCS’ VIP experience on the Dining Playbook with host, Billy Costa! RCS Executive team members, Christina King, PH.D., BCBA, LABA, Executive Managing Director and Allison Genovese, M.S., BCBA, LABA,Vice President of Early Childhood Programs, were treated to delicious food from Cagney’s Pub, while they spread the word and celebrated Autism Awareness Month and our mission of Progress For All Children!
A special thank you to MTM for providing us with the opportunity to appear on the Dining Playbook VIP Seat. We are fortunate to have strong partners supporting our organization and mission!
The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting.
What you are reading now is a text block the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…
… like this one, which is right aligned.
Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organization of your content.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.
Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.
The Inserter Tool
Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.
Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn’t know about. Here’s a short list of what you can currently find there:
Text & Headings
Images & Videos
Embeds, like YouTube, Tweets, or other WordPress posts.
Layout blocks, like Buttons, Hero Images, Separators, etc.
And Lists like this one of course 🙂
A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:
The editor will endeavor to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.
Matt Mullenweg, 2017
The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back.
Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylized one. All of these options are available in the inserter.
You can change the amount of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.
If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media rich layout, very quickly:
Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.
The above is a gallery with just two images. It’s an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher.
Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:
You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here’s a pullquote block:
If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.
Interview with RCS Learning Center
We are excited to be featured on Access Framingham, Framingham Beat show to showcase our amazing school! Watch as Beat reporter Francesca Cerutti-Harris talks with Dr. Christina King, Executive Managing Director of RCS Learning Center about some of our innovative programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.
Natick nonprofit tailors services to children’s individual needs
By Cindy CantrellGLOBE CORRESPONDENT
Realizing Children’s Strengths Learning Center provides individualized behavioral and educational services for children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. The Natick-based nonprofit organization was founded in 2006 by chief executive officer Louis Ranieri and president Denise Rizzo-Ranieri, who is also chief of design and innovation. Rizzo-Ranieri had this to say:
Q. What services does the center provide?
A. We recognize that each child has individual needs, so we offer a spectrum of services to fill every gap from age 0 to 22. You can’t just say we’re putting you in this round hole and you have to fit.
Q. How have those services evolved?
A. When we opened our doors, we focused on ages 3 to 10 because we wanted time to build a vocational program for our kids to utilize the skills they work so hard to develop. We’re very proud of our Let’s Get to Work program, which supports students 14 and older in job training at the center and partner sites such as CVS and a local hotel management company. Our kids have great skills to offer, and we’d love to have more corporate partnerships in order to provide an array of experiences for them.
Q. Are any new services on the horizon?
A. We’re in the process of building a 5,000-square-foot expansion onto our current building, and part of the design is a vocational mall so students can get experience working at a restaurant, copy center, laundromat, and other businesses. This builds on the skills our younger students develop as volunteers who stock shelves and scan bar codes at a food pantry, help with Meals on Wheels, get snacks and lunches ready at a child care center, and as cashiers and landscapers at a golf course. Our goal is for students to not only go to work after graduation, but in their area of interest.
Q. How can the public help?
A. Donations are important so we can continue to expand our partnerships and increase staffing to offer the best services for our kids. The rate of autism continues to increase, and we’re doing our best to keep up with demand because with the right teaching, they make incredible gains. Every student deserves to reach their full potential, and no one should accept less.
Realizing Children’s Strengths Learning Center is located at 6 Strathmore Rd. in Natick. For more information, call 508-650-5940 or visit rcslearning.org.