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A History of Reimbursement: Accessing an EPIC Education

A History of Reimbursement: Accessing an EPIC Education

At EPIC, we are committed to empowering families to advocate for the needs of their children and seek reimbursement from the Department of Education for the full cost of our tuition. The origins of this reimbursement process date back to the 1960s, when frustrated parents formed advocacy groups to fight for the right to public education for their children with special needs.

Staying Calm: A Therapeutic Approach to Crisis De-Escalation

Staying Calm: A Therapeutic Approach to Crisis De-Escalation

Parent University is a monthly Zoom series during which we empower families with relevant, research-proven best practices for supporting their children at home and beyond. On February 23rd, Head of School and Lead Teacher Katerina Watson facilitated EPIC’s 6th Parent University of the Year, which focused on the topic of Crisis Management and Therapeutic De-escalation.

Staff Spotlight: Kelly Holroyd

Staff Spotlight: Kelly Holroyd

As the newest addition to the team, Kelly Holroyd joins EPIC as a Licensed Master Social Worker, soon to be Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Read on to learn more about her years of expertise in clinical and education settings, her philosophy in working with students and families, and her plans to grow and enrich EPIC’s therapeutic program. 

A History of Reimbursement: Accessing an EPIC Education

A History of Reimbursement: Accessing an EPIC Education

At EPIC, we are committed to empowering families to advocate for the needs of their children and seek reimbursement from the Department of Education for the full cost of our tuition. The origins of this reimbursement process date back to the 1960s, when frustrated parents formed advocacy groups to fight for the right to public education for their children with special needs.

Staying Calm: A Therapeutic Approach to Crisis De-Escalation

Staying Calm: A Therapeutic Approach to Crisis De-Escalation

Parent University is a monthly Zoom series during which we empower families with relevant, research-proven best practices for supporting their children at home and beyond. On February 23rd, Head of School and Lead Teacher Katerina Watson facilitated EPIC’s 6th Parent University of the Year, which focused on the topic of Crisis Management and Therapeutic De-escalation.

Staff Spotlight: Kelly Holroyd

Staff Spotlight: Kelly Holroyd

As the newest addition to the team, Kelly Holroyd joins EPIC as a Licensed Master Social Worker, soon to be Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Read on to learn more about her years of expertise in clinical and education settings, her philosophy in working with students and families, and her plans to grow and enrich EPIC’s therapeutic program. 

Learning is Leading

Learning is Leading

At EPIC, we consider our staff to be our community’s lead learners, showing our students that acquiring new knowledge, perspectives, and experiences is a lifelong process that doesn’t end with formal education.

Staff Spotlight: Henryetter Singh

Staff Spotlight: Henryetter Singh

The newest member of the EPIC team, Henryetter Singh, joins us to fill the crucial roles of Administrative Support Staff and Physical Education Teacher. Read on to learn about her wide-ranging experience in education, the many responsibilities she’ll be juggling at EPIC, and her hopes for this unique school year.    

Let’s Learn to Write!

Let’s Learn to Write!

In February of 2020, I had the opportunity to attend a Handwriting Without Tears workshop in Manhattan. It was a reminder not only of how important handwriting instruction is but also of the appropriate techniques needed to provide effective handwriting instruction. The most memorable lesson shared at this workshop was this: We need to be teaching handwriting every day. With that in mind, I would like to share with you what I learned so that families have the opportunity to participate in consistent handwriting instruction at home.

Bringing Home Educational Roleplaying Games

Bringing Home Educational Roleplaying Games

Hey, EPIC! In my last post, I shared the education benefits of roleplaying games, but many parents and educators who have never experienced these sorts of games in their personal lives worry they’re inaccessible due to a massive barrier to entry: rules.

Getting Ready for Fall 2020

Getting Ready for Fall 2020

This summer has been like nothing we’ve ever experienced, and I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling overwhelmed by the many uncertainties and unknowns looming ahead of us this fall. The anxiety that has been building throughout the ever-evolving pandemic is oftentimes crushing. So, during this time of so many restrictions and cannots, I wanted to take a moment to share some of the things you can do to prepare your child for the fall semester regardless of the learning model they’ll be adopting […]

Co-Regulation and Connection

Co-Regulation and Connection

I recently attended the Trauma Research Foundation’s Annual Trauma Conference, a three-day event jam-packed with research, workshops, and small group discussions, hosted virtually in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. This colloquium created space for people around the world to share their personal and professional experiences with trauma-work. One theme consistently discussed across a wide range of disciplines was the degree to which trauma affects a person’s neuroception, our subconscious system for detecting danger […]