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Dispatches from the Caucasus

By Carrie Reporting in from Sheki, a city in northwest Azerbaijan, in the southern part of the Caucasus mountains. It is incredible that in completely different cultures and completely different parts of the world, one thing that remains constant is that people love...

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Spreading the seeds of the Whole Children love

By Carrie McGee Yesterday was an amazing day here.  First I went to a center that was so much like Whole Children.  It was started by a mother - who sold her house in two days to come up with the money - and then lived with her family in the center.  Her staff...

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Whole Children goes to Eastern Europe

This past fall, Amherst's Institute for Training and Development hosted a contingent of  coaches, physical education teachers, and disability workers from Azerbaijan -- they were here to create programs for adapting sports for youth with disabilities back in their...

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Learn About All the Learning at Whole Children!

Ever wonder about a particular Whole Children class? Instructors from Friendship Band to Kung Fu are sharing the inside scoop about the wonderful courses they're teaching in our newest videos (produced by our talented intern, UMass senior Courtney Dunham). Take a peek...

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Our Trip to Cold Spring Orchard

            Yesterday, Milestones took a trip to Cold Spring Orchard in Belchertown, MA. When we got there we had a picnic lunch outside, then we started our tour.  The tour started in a classroom where we learned about all the different kinds of apples and how they...

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This week at Whole Children

The nights are cool and the shadows are growing long, so summer is surely on the wane. But summer is still in full swing here at the Inclusive Community Center. The Theater Studio class is in the final days of the Trip to Oz workshop and we are looking forward to...

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Add your voice to the Joyful Chorus!

The Joyful Chorus is starting its third year in the fall, and we already have three major concerts planned (Survival Center benefit at the Academy of Music, Northampton Tree Lighting and Florence Community Band Holiday concert). Now, all we need is you! The chorus...

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Summertime and the living is easy

We are in the second week of the summer session and despite the wilting heat, the joint is jumping! Between the teens learning independence skills, the middle schoolers practicing social skills (and so much more), the little guys doing Kung Fu, dance, soccer (and on...

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Bring on summer

Just one more day of classes for our spring session and then we close the doors, take a breath, and start gearing up for summer. It's always nice to have a little break between sessions -- a time for the teachers to regroup and to think ahead to the next adventure. A...

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