PARENT SupportJOINING THE EPIC FAMILY
IT TAKES A VILLAGE
At EPIC, no family is alone in parenting their child. Our school works like no other to set families up for a lifetime of success, empowering them with knowledge and tools they continue to use long after their children graduate from our program. Our teachers are in constant communication regarding students’ daily successes and challenges, and our Licensed Clinical Social Worker Kelly Holroyd meets with families regularly to review students’ behavior intervention plans and strategies for implementing them at home. Additionally, we offer a number of family programs and services entirely unique to EPIC. Read on to learn more!
In this monthly Zoom series, Head of School Katerina H Watson and our team of EPIC experts equip parents with the information and tangible strategies they need to support their children at home. Past topics have included therapeutic crisis de-escalation, fostering independence, measuring progress, Zones of Regulation, and home sensory integration, among other relevant subjects. Parent University is free for current and alumni families of EPIC students and is offered to outside families for a modest fee.
In Better School, our weekly podcast for parents, Head of School Katerina Watson invites a variety of EPIC experts, along with other outstanding professionals in our field, to discuss a range of issues pertaining to parenting children with special needs and therapeutic education. Stay tuned for more information when our podcast premieres this September!
Throughout the school year, EPIC hosts a number of special events that allow families to connect with one another and our staff in intimate, informal settings. Monthly coffees with Head of School Katerina H Watson give families a chance to learn and discuss EPIC updates, and our quarterly Parent-Staff Mixers allow the community to mingle and connect on a personal level. Additionally, school events like music recitals, publishing parties, award ceremonies, and math museums provide an opportunity for the whole EPIC family to come together and celebrate our students’ successes.
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
We take the safety and wellbeing of our community very seriously. This means that in order to run our program in-person, we must adhere to very stringent safety protocols to protect our community during this global pandemic. Access this document to review and familiarize yourself with all of our guidelines for this fall semester.