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Capital Campaign News

ThermometerWe’re getting closer to breaking ground every day! Thanks to you, we’ve raised $3,236,442 in just a little more than a year! (Click hereto see the plans of the new campus.)

 

BREAKING NEWS! The M.D. Matthews Foundation has awarded Monarch a $1,000,000 grant! This is a “two for one”  Challenge Match. This means when we raise $500,000 more, they will give The Monarch School $1,000,000. Can you help us meet this challenge? Click here for more information.

DIR® Collaboration

DIR PictureThe Apprentice Program is excited to announce a new training collaboration. Apprentice faculty will be working with Ira Glovinsky, Ph.D., of the Interdisciplinary Center for the Family in West Bloomfield, Michigan. The Monarch School has had the good fortune to have training in the DIR® model provided by Sharon Duval, M.A., CCC/SLP. Sharon received notice on November 21st that she is fully certified as a DIR® practitioner – the first in Texas. She is delighted with this opportunity to work collaboratively with Dr. Glovinsky. To read more about this exciting opportunity, and other Apprentice program news, click here.

Monarch Summer Program

Summer ProgramPlans are in full swing for The Monarch School Summer Program 2008! We offer a variety of programming for students Pre-K through 12+ grades designed to offer the same fine program that is offered during the school year. We remain committed to providing a developmentally appropriate program focused on ownership of self-awareness and self-regulation, social development, executive functions and academic competence. Mark your calendars for registration: Jan 14, 2008 (Current Families). Feb 11, 2008 (Open/New Registration). Follow this link to get a sample of previous summer adventures!

Outstanding Monarch Poets

In the last year, several Monarch students have been awarded Outstanding Achievement in Poetry by the International Library of Poetry. Congratulations to Carly Wiggins, Griffin Toups, and to Robert Berno, as well as to Ms. Shaw and Mr. Singer, for spreading the seed and harvesting the wonderful fruit. To read these inspiring poems, click here.

Mark Your Calendars!

MLC WorkshopOn Saturday, March 29, The Monarch Learning Center welcomes Charla Cunningham, renowned for her integration of child psychotherapy, drama therapy and DIR®! For more info, click here.

Monarch Diagnostic Clinic Adds ADOS to

Assessment Offerings

Diagnostic ClinicClinic faculty have recently added the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) to their growing list of standardized assessment tools. The ADOS, developed by Catherine Lord, Ph.D. (http://www.umich.edu/~chgdwww/faculty/lord.html), and her colleagues, is considered one of the “gold standard” tests to determine whether a child meets criteria for an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). With the addition of this extraordinary assessment tool, the Clinic has taken another step toward establishing itself as a leading provider of childhood, adolescent, and adult diagnostic and treatment planning services. Learn more by clicking here.

MMMMaking Miracles

More than $240,000 was raised when over 700 friends, neighbors, parents, and students gathered at The Westin Galleria on November 8, 2007, to participate in The Monarch School’s sixth annual Miracle Makers Morning breakfast. Read more about the breakfast here.

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