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Behavior Byte: Executive Functioning Skills Help Students Every Day In & Outside of the Classroom

Posted Mar 22, 2022 in Tips & Resources

Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. For children with learning and social differences, executive functioning skills are necessary...


When Finding The Right School Means Finding Love, Acceptance, and Belonging.

Posted Mar 22, 2022 in Alumni Stories & Testimonials

“My grandson was diagnosed early with autism. They said he would be fine in a typical Kindergarten so that’s what we tried, but we could tell right away that it wasn’t a good fit,” said...


Encouraging Independence At Home Reinforces Positive Behaviors In School

Posted Feb 16, 2022 in Tips & Resources

Helpful Strategies From Laurel Schneider, Behavior Therapist at JB Akron From very early on at Julie Billiart Schools we work on incorporating and increasing independence in our students’ curriculum. When working with children on any skill,...


Breaking Down ETRs and IEPs: Guiding Families Through The Special Education Journey

Posted Jan 12, 2022 in Tips & Resources

When it comes to the special education process, acronyms like IEP, IDEA, FAPE, and ETR describe the important documents and programs that families encounter along the way. At Julie Billiart Schools, our goal is not...


How To: Five Tips for Parenting with ADD/ADHD

Posted Jan 12, 2022 in Tips & Resources

New to the ADD/ADHD parenting community? Looking for some basics to help get you through? Rachel Camper, mom and freelance writer, knows all too well the struggle with trying to find the perfect book, video,...


Helpful Terms When Navigating Special Education

Posted Jan 12, 2022 in Tips & Resources

We understand that special education can feel like alphabet soup at times. That’s why we put together a short glossary of common acronyms and their meanings for your reference. ABA - Applied Behavior AnalysisADHD - Attention...


Understanding Your Scholarships: JPSN vs. Autism

Posted Dec 13, 2021 in Tips & Resources

Julie Billiart Schools are providers of two state scholarships that help to cover the cost of tuition. We are extremely grateful that we are able to provide families with these opportunities when it comes to...


Ready. Set. Zones! How the Zones of Regulation™ can help your child regulate and control their emotions.

Posted Nov 10, 2021 in Tips & Resources

Incorporated into Julie Billiart Schools daily curriculum, The Zones of Regulation™, designed by Leah Kuypers M.A. ED, OTR/L, is used to help students gain skills in the areas of self-regulation of both their physical body...


Tips for Developing Important Life Skills

Posted Oct 22, 2021 in Tips & Resources

From Jason Wojnicz, Principal of JB Akron Life Skills are an important lesson for all students whether they are 5 or 15. This article provides a list of 15 valuable life skills that can be started...


From Middle School to High School: How families of kids with learning differences can prepare.

Posted Oct 21, 2021 in Tips & Resources

Preparing for high school is such an exciting time, but it’s one that requires a lot of dedication, research, and patience. As K-8 schools for children with learning and social differences, one of the biggest...

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open-quote All of the teachers and staff at JB are patient and willing to take the extra time to make sure we, as parents, understand and are comfortable. close-quote

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open-quote Julie Billiart Schools gave us hope after our daughter was diagnosed with a learning disability. At JB, she thrived in the small classes, received necessary therapies, and developed the self-confidence to ask for help when she needed it. close-quote

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open-quote They have all the resources necessary, specialized to the individual learning of each child, and the heart that goes with it. I don't think we would have stayed in Ohio if it wasn't for JB! close-quote

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