Seen 'n Heard - Aug,
1994 Issue (page 2).
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Benchmark Reports A Busy Summer
Jayne Longnecker, founder of Benchmark in Redlands, California reports a busy summer and that they are up to 16 students. She runs
a program for young people ages 18-25 years old and can be reached at 800-474-4848.
Echo Springs Transition Study Center Update
Doug Kim-Brown reports that Echo Springs Transition Study Center in North Idaho reports that the initial group of students in their
program have graduated and have "moved on to colleges of their choice." Highlights of their stay in the program included: A Lecture
and performance by classical/jazz guitarist Leon Atkinson, who studied under Segovia and had performed at the White House; a Medicine
Wheel Ceremony and lecture by Catherine Cheshire, a Hopi Medicine Woman; a three day workshop on ethical dilemmas in genetic engineering
by Dr. Joelle Chasis; corn planting with the Elders on the Hopi Indian reservation followed by hiking the Grand Canyon: internships
at the animal shelter, alternative high school and a nursing home; and success in classes at North Idaho College and in passing the
G.E.D. exam. Although Echo Springs "had to relinquish the property we had hoped to build on due to external actions," they are continuing
to enroll new students, ages 18-25, who need help and support in completing their transition to adulthood. 208- 265-0343.
New Headmaster At Amity School
As of the first day of August, 1994, Michael Cruciano took over as Headmaster of Amity School in Italy, replacing John Padget. John
will remain in Italy where he will still be involved with the school, but in a less demanding schedule.
Consultant Establishes New Office
Alice Jackson, IECA, has established a new office in California's wine country. Called Alice Jackson Educational Counseling, her address
is 255 W. Napa St., Suite #204, Sonoma, CA 95476. She can be reached at 707-939-8172, (FAX 415-332-4825).
Helping Hands Report Two Changes
Joey Dusina, of Helping Hands, a transport service in southern California, reports two changes. First, their new phone number is 800-288-
9384. The second is they are acquiring a Travel Agency, which will be available to parents and professionals who want to work with
an agency that understands our unique needs.. The goal for the Travel Agency is to provide an aggressive search for the least expensive
fare possible for planes, hotels and rental cars. Joey feels enrollment costs are high enough, without parents paying more than necessary
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