June 29, 2017

EP Girls' Summer Adventures!

Our EP Girls took a special field trip to Family Funway in Foxboro on Monday 6/26. It was sponsored by one of the parents, and the girls had a blast! From the driving range, and mini golf, to bumper boats and trampolines, it was a perfect summer day for some FUN! 

EP Division Bowling & Pizza Party!

On Sunday June 25th Emergence students had a day of fun at King's in Dedham. Students enjoyed big ball bowling under black lights.  They enjoyed showing their teachers their skills, with many bowling spares and even a strike or two!  The fun didn't stop there; bowling was followed by a pizza party!  EP has enjoyed this annual tradition and can't wait to see what next year's trip brings.

June 27, 2017

"Just One Person" Video - Continuing Dr. Kitahara's Legacy

This is our "year in recap" video for 2017. This is the kickoff to Higashi's 30th year, and we couldn't be more delighted to have an opportunity to reflect on where it all began, with "Just One Person," Dr. Kiyo Kitahara. Enjoy!

June 20, 2017

Research Opportunity - Take a Survey

Invitation to Participate in Dr. Woodman's Research Study

One of our research consultants, Dr. Ashley Woodman, from University of Massachusetts Amherst, is seeking parents of children, adolescents, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to complete a survey on use of respite care and related services for her research study. Previous use of respite care is not required for participation. Parents 18 years or older are invited to participate. Findings from this study will be used to inform the creation of a free, publicly available respite care training curriculum.
If you would like to participate in this study, please click the link provided below to access the electronic survey. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You will have the option to enter your name into a raffle to win one of two $25 gift cards to a merchant of your choice.

Please address any questions or concerns to Ashley Woodman, Ph.D. by phone (413-545-0292) or email (awoodman@psych.umass.edu).

URL: https://umassamherst.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3wsd8jayAujpJ9b