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Miracle League Fall Season Registration

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Miracle League of Massachusetts

(Baseball for special needs children)

Fall Season 2010

Saturdays – Sept 18th to Oct 23rd

[Rain Date: October 30th]

1 hour game time starts in AM

Blanchard Memorial Elementary School Ball Field

493 Massachusetts Ave., Boxborough

· Every player gets on base and scores a run each inning

· Every player assigned a buddy from the community to assist with the game

· Announcer makes it fun for the kids

· FREE to participate (includes uniform)

· We have players with all range of abilities (from just needing help paying attention to physically needing help with all aspects of the game)

· Visit our website at http://www.miracleleagueofma.com to see video from previous seasons.

· For more information or to register a 5 to 18 year old, contact Lauren Richardt at miracleleagueofma@yahoo.com or 978-263-3043. Registration deadline is August 13th.

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Romeo and Juliet: Presented by LABBB John Glenn Middle School

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On Monday, June 21, the LABBB John Glenn Middle School in Bedford presented the  play”Romeo and Juliet.”  All the students and LABBB staff put  a significant amount of time preparing for this performance.  I want to congratulate all the students for their participation.  Below is a clip of the play.

New LABBB Photography Website

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Thanks to Matt Trakimas, who is currently attending Wake Forest University, has built a new website for the LABBB Photography Club run by Theresa LeBlanc and Betsy Kidder.

Matt is completing his  college internship with LABBB and is helping to create a structured business plan for the LABBB Photography Club.  We are excited to have him on board and appreciate his hard work.

Look at the new website here:  http://www.labbbphotoarts.com

The Asperger Connection: LABBB Middle School to High School

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Meeting the needs of students with Aspergers and providing programming in the least restrictive environment, was LABBB’s vision that started fifteen years ago.  The outcome today is a relationship with Belmont High School which strengthens and allows this vision to grow. Our Belmont High School program educates over twenty-five students, all which benefit from this healthy relationship within the Belmont community.  Integration and mainstreaming are key components for our students and strong support of all Belmont High School Teachers and Administrators have given our students the opportunities for full access for inclusion.

The outcomes for many of the students will be continuing education, and to meet these needs, LABBB has had the expertise and professional development to stay current with new data and best practices.  Our support related services include: Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Counseling, Social work and Career counseling.

Our Team recognizes the challenges of life beyond high school and social pragmatic development is taught in a natural environment both in the Belmont and Belmont High School community. Opportunities for Career exploration and real work in the business workplace are also offered by our program and coordinated by our job developers.

The Connection

When our Belmont program was building success and growing; our vision expanded and we wanted to develop a  Middle School program that would offer students to continue their education in High School without a significant change in our methodology.  If it was successful in High School, we could create this same model in a middle school.  Six years ago, we built a program in Bedford at the John Glenn Middle School.  With the same Teacher and Administrative support this program has now developed to provide quality programming for students with Asperger’s.  The Bedford community provided the same support and inclusion opportunities as our Belmont High Program; therefore, program development was seamless with a model already shaped since 1996.

Most of our students who graduate from our John Glenn Middle School Program move on to our LABBB Belmont High Program.  The connection among LABBB’s Coordinators, Teachers, and Support related services has created an expertise that is cutting edge.  In fact, many Specialists and Teachers have worked in both programs and have developed consistency of our continuum of services.

If you have any questions about LABBB John Glenn Middle School, or Belmont High School contact: Tom Riley, LABBB Admissions Coordinator, 781-861-2400 ext. 1002 or e-mail triley@labbb.net

“Career Directions” Student PowerPoint Presentations

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The LABBB Career Directions students at Minuteman Technical High School sent me some of their PowerPoint presentations that Teacher Brian Walsh and Assistant Teacher Brenda Wells asked them to complete as part of their history unit.  I posted them here for everyone to enjoy.  More are coming!

Noel Heath

Alexander Graham Bell by Leo Raymond

Noel Heath Carpentry

Mark Martin Carpentry

Mark Martin carpentry II

Leo Raymond Psychology Powerpoint

Stephen Castellerin Carpentry Powerpoint

Leo Raymond II Powerpoint

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