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Therapeutic Options for Young Adults
December 22, 2020

Therapeutic Options for Young Adults: when things don’t go as planned By Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed., Certified Educational Planner and founder of RNG International Educational Consultants, LLC When most students think about college, they envision a future filled with the excitement of a newfound independence, fun peers, interesting classes that will prepare them for their futures,…

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5 Questions to Ask a Therapeutic School
August 25, 2020

5 Questions to Ask a (Prospective) Therapeutic Program or School by Michelle Grappo, M.A., Ed.M., NCSP Is your child (or teen or young adult) struggling? If you are beginning the process of exploring a program or school with clinical therapy, it’s important to do your homework. The best way? Interview personnel at programs — personally….

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5 Things to Know Before Taking Your Teen With Special Needs Overseas
July 28, 2020

5 Things to Know Before Taking Your Teen With Special Needs Overseas I did a brief presentation at the Families in Global Transition conference in Washington, DC, for internationally mobile families about taking special needs children overseas. These are my “Top 5” tips based on years of experience working with international families as an Independent…

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Education Vs. Coronavirus: June Edition
June 22, 2020

Boarding Schools and Therapeutic Schools. Are they open? Though the sands continue to shift beneath our feet, we will attempt to describe the landscape today, what we are predicting, and what we do not know. Watch this space for updates mid-July or sooner. What we are seeing today Boarding schools Colleges are faced with very…

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Costa Rica, Pura Vida! Therapeutic Programs in Costa Rica – New Summit, The Bridge and Pure Life
July 17, 2018

For years, I have wanted to do site visits on three very special therapeutic programs in Costa Rica – New Summit Academy, The Bridge, and Pure Life. I finally had the opportunity to make this trip, and I am so pleased that I did! It was also a special treat for me to be able to visit these…

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Michelle Grappo, Ed.M, and Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed, Join Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Leadership Team
July 6, 2018

At the recent Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) conference in Austin, Texas, Michelle Grappo and Rebecca (Becky) Grappo both took on new leadership roles in their professional organization of IECA. Michelle took the helm of the Therapeutic Committee as Chair after serving for two years as vice-chair. This committee seeks to advance the collaboration between…

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