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Tips for Vacationing with your Special Needs Child

While a vacation can be a great chance for parents to unwind, it can be tough for the special needs child. With planning and flexibility, however, it really is possible to have a positive family vacation. Here are some tips for making it work. Keep it simple. Consider staying in one place rather than travelling around. […]

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Mental Health Disorders and Special Needs Students: Eating Disorders

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating are serious psychiatric conditions and often severely disabling illnesses, whereby preoccupation with food, body weight, or body shape may cause severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors, related thoughts and emotions. Special needs children may also suffer from these issues, […]

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Anxiety During a National Emergency

As the news about COVID-19 gets more alarming every day, it is understandable that everyone is feeling anxious right now. With schools closed, special needs children are missing their normal routines and caregivers are faced with the overwhelming task of helping children make sense of what is happening. Our children are looking to us for […]

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Indoor and Outdoor Activities to keep your child occupied

Every parent is struggling right now to manage work or unemployment with everyone at home together, but parents of special needs kids have a particularly difficult job. Family routines have been disrupted, social outlets have been removed, and professional supports have been decreased or eliminated.  Create a flexible routine​Routines can create structure and give your […]

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Protecting Your Mental Health Amid COVID-19 News

As the global pandemic COVID-19 is changing our world and disrupting our lives daily, it is important to stay informed on the latest news. Trusted news sources can help you make informed decisions to protect your health. But could the news be hurting you at the same time? Being glued to 24-hour news networks, social […]

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Important School Operations Update (March 16, 2020)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING GATEWAY SCHOOL OPERATIONS This is the Principal of Gateway School, Dr. Christopher Hoye. We recognize that almost all of our sending districts are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Starting tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2020 Gateway School will also close to students and move our instruction to our Virtual Distance Learning Plan.  Teachers […]

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