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Are Private School Expenses Tax Deductible?

To pay a private school tuition, most parents don’t have the luxury of setting up automatic payments and forgetting about it. For most, affording the cost involves several years of diligent planning and saving. Some have set aside savings from the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to put toward private school tuition, and many […]

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Is Private School Worth the Cost?

When parents contemplate private school education for their children, it’s often the result of one or two primary factors: Their child has a unique quality or talent that needs to be nurtured in the right environment, or Their child’s current school environment is negatively impacting his or her learning experience. By the time children have […]

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College volunteer helps Center for Autism students reach goals with music therapy

Research shows that making music can create changes in the human brain, especially strengthening connections between the auditory and motor regions. In addition to the potential benefits music can provide a child with autism in speech and academic learning, Villa volunteer Lydia Heitman shows it’s just plain fun! For three summers, Lydia has brought joy […]

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Why Your Teenager Won’t Go To School

Many teenagers face anxiety or fears regarding school, ranging from stress over a big test to worries that their crush will turn down their dance invitation. For some, however, these anxious and stressful feelings are serious enough to lead the teen to repeatedly miss school. The habit of avoiding school because the experience is stressful, […]

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School Refusal Tips for Parents

If your child is experiencing anxiety going to school, believe it or not, it’s more common than you think. In most cases, symptoms of school refusal include a child that complains of physical symptoms right before it is time to go to school or a child that is constantly visiting the school nurse. If you […]

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Youth Fitness Park Phase I complete

Our 82-acre campus is one of our most effective resources for therapy, education, and recreation. With the support of our community partners and individual philanthropy, we continually adapt the campus to maximize its physical and mental health benefits to our children and families. Recently we opened our newest addition: the Youth Fitness Park! The Youth […]

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School Refusal Fact Sheet

According to the ADAA, as many as five in 100 school-age children refuse to attend school. What happens when that child is yours? School refusal can happen for a variety of reasons and presents challenges for both you and your child. Since school participation is important for your child, it’s necessary to understand the facts […]

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Volunteers give fresh look to Crisis Stabilization Unit

Interior designer Carol Pipes volunteered her time and expertise to plan a warm and welcoming space for youth in mental health crisis and their families. Thanks also to our hardworking Facilities team and volunteers from Altria, our Crisis Stabilization Unit is getting a new coat of paint and new handmade wall decorations. Stay tuned for […]

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Ways To Afford Private School On A Budget

Private school tuition can be expensive, especially for families that are on a budget. However, a private school education is generally well worth the cost when you think of it as an investment in your child. While this may make it easier to accept the cost, figuring out how to actually afford tuition payments on […]

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Calling QMHP’s: We’re having a Career Open House! (May 15, 2018)

We’re currently seeking Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP-C/A) for our In-Home Services! QMHP Qualification: Must have a 4 year degree in Human Services Must have a 1+ year of experience working with children and/or adults with mental health diagnosis and behavioral challenges. If you or someone you know is interested please stop by Tuesday, May 15th, 9:00am-2:00pm […]

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