Category: Education for Special Needs

The Piedmont School Reading Buddies

By Guest Blogger Kori Mackall, Director of Communications, The Piedmont School The Piedmont School Reading Buddies: Having a PAW-sitive impact on reading Several years...

Special Needs series: ADD and ADHD

By Kristen Bagwell When I was in 4th grade, a child in our class was classified ADD/ADHD. It was a relatively new diagnosis at the time, and seemed to be a very...

So…Tell Me About The Piedmont School

By Guest Blogger Tim Montgomery, Head of School at The Piedmont School The student I am about to describe to you…was you as a child. Or maybe it is your child, or your...

Special Needs Series: Autism

Seeing Claire Danes win a Golden Globe Sunday night reminded me how much I loved the movie Temple Grandin. What a great segue to this week’s special needs topic,...

Special Needs Series: Speech and/or Language Delays

It’s always amazing to listen to a group of children talking to each other. Some are so articulate, while others are quiet; some don’t have any trouble...

Gourmet Lunchbox Lunch with Maya Angelou

By Casey Raymer, Director of Development and Volunteer Services at ABC of NC “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Dr. Maya Angelou ABC of NC...

Making A Change to Find the Answer

By Michelle Gethers-Clark and Aimee Picon, mothers of Noble Academy students   The Answer Getting the answer has a way of making us feel good. However, before the...

One Summer Leads to a Lifetime of Learning for Children with Autism

 By Felice Brenner with ABC of NC According to Angela Kelly, it took just a few weeks in the ABC of NC Summer Education Program to change her son Sam’s life forever...

ABC of NC Grandparents – Valuable Volunteers for Autism

Sponsored by ABC of NC Increasingly, grandparents play an important role in the teaching and upbringing of their grandchildren.  That’s why ABC of NC encourages...

Dyslexia: Lauren’s Story

By Cristin Trecroce My daughter Lauren is the most beautiful vibrant happy little child you will ever meet. She laughs and smiles without provocation. Little things...