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Despite the cold weather, now is the time to start planning for summer camps. They often fill quickly, especially those on Cape that offer unique experiences.

Camps are one of the most valuable experiences a child can have over the summer to extend and expand learning,...

January 2, 2019

Congratulations to Education Advocate Tina Qvarnstrom for completing the Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT), the only nationally developed and recognized year-long course that provides participants with training to become a special education advocate. 

Tina...

November 7, 2018

Cape Cod Advocate is offering 1-on-1, 30-minute sessions with one of our experienced and highly trained education advocates on Tuesday, November 27 between 4:00-6:00 PM at Cape Space, 100 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA  02601.

If you are not currently working with an a...

Results are in for last spring's MCAS tests and students in grades 3 through 8 are still struggling to meet or exceed expectations in English and Math.

It was the second year these students took a revised test, referred to as the Next-Gen MCAS. Students in upper gr...

Back-to-school night is important, especially for parents of special needs students. Attendance, down nationally, is a unique opportunity to view the classrooms, daily schedules, and teachers through your child’s eyes as he embarks on the new school year. 

One night mat...

When your child walks in for the first time in his new classroom, the teacher usually knows only what others have said about her. That's her first impression.

Put your voice in the mix right from the start! Compose a letter to introduce your child and email it to the te...

Parents are asking us for resources to support their children so the skills they worked so hard on this school year aren't lost over the summer. We recommend the below online resources that are proven and, best of all, free!

Paper, pen and sincere words of gratitude.

That’s all you need to capture the heart of a teacher or service provider at the end of the school year.

“We truly hold on to every note, card and email we receive. If parents only knew how much such small gestures mean to teach...

Do you know if your child is eligible for summer services? If you assume he is on the list, you may discover too late the opposite is true.

It’s essential to follow up with the school now to find out your child’s status, before final decisions are made.

Spring is when ad...

The following article appeared in Asperger/Autism Network 

Working with your school district to ensure your child is receiving an appropriate education can be challenging. Often parents feel as though they are not an equal member of their child’s educational team and th...

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