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COMMUNITY SCHOOL EXPANDS ADMISSIONS
AIM HOUSE ANNOUNCES CHANGES
(September 9, 2005) Daniel Conroy, Co-Founder/ Executive Director, AIM House LLC, Boulder, CO, 303-554-0011, announced the appointment of Elizabeth Olson, LCSW to the position of Program Director. On September 12, 2005, Daniel announced that AIM House for Young Women had purchased and moved the program into a historic building in Boulder, which allows the program to increase its student capacity from 4 to 18.
(September 9, 2005) Lorn Adkins, M.Ed., LPC, and Darren Busbee, LPC, Boise, ID, 208-385-0888, stopped by Woodbury Reports, Inc. to discuss their plans to open a new residential program in southern Idaho sometime next year.
SALT CENTER ANNOUNCES 25 YEARS
(September 9, 2005) Autumn Palmer, Coordinator of Admissions and Outreach of the SALT Center at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 520-621-8493, announced in celebration of their 25th Anniversary they will be hosting a SALT Center Speaker Series. They invite everyone to visit the program and participate in the Speaker Series throughout the year. For more information or to schedule a visit, call 520-621-8493.
PINE RIDGE SPONSORS STUDENT
(September 12, 2005) Josh Doyle Admissions Pine Ridge School, Williston, VT, 802-434-2161, announced the private boarding school for learning disabled adolescents, ages 13-18, will sponsor one female residential student, tuition free for two semesters in academic year 2005-2006.
LEARNING DISABILITIES CONFERENCE
(September 14, 2005) The Learning Disabilities Association of California announced the 2005 State Conference of 45 Years of Meeting the Challenge takes place on October 27-29 at the Concord Hilton Hotel in Concord, CA. Pre-registration closes on Oct. 18. For more information call 866-532-6322 or email.
UNPRECEDENTED WEIGHT LOSS
(September 14, 2005) Ryan Craig, Executive Director of Academy of the Sierras and President of the Healthy Living Academies division of Aspen Education Group, Reedley, CA, 917-575-8903, announced the unprecedented weight loss outcomes for students attending the inaugural academic year at Academy of the Sierras, the nation's first residential treatment program and boarding school for adolescent and childhood obesity. Overall, students achieved a 64 percent reduction in their percentage overweight.
(September 16, 2005) Denise Dryden, BA, Admissions Counselor, NorthStar Center, Bend, OR, 866-313-7580, announced that early Friday morning, September 16, 2005, Julie Still, gave birth to a baby girl, Gracie Noel Still who weighed in at 8 pounds, 20 inches.
WOOL JOINS MASON & ASSOCIATES
(September 16, 2005) Ben Mason, Founder/ Owner, Mason & Associates, Waltham, MA, 781-209-0048, announced that Sara Wool has joined the professional staff at Mason & Associates and will assist families in finding the appropriate school or alternative education programs. She will also assist with therapeutic and experiential placement.
REDUCED TUITION AT ACHIEVEMENT CENTER
(September 19, 2005) The Achievement Center for Young Women, Manti, UT, 435-835-4475, e-mail, announced it is offering a reduced tuition fee to the first 16 young women to enroll in the program: Tuition $4300 monthly, enrollment fee $2000, uniform fee $ 150. The Achievement Center for Young Women is a long-term educational and residential treatment facility.
TEEN TRANSPORTERS, LLC OPENS
(September 20, 2005) William Fleming, Teen Transporters LLC, Orem, UT, 801-805-6522, Toll-Free 866-236-1609, announced the opening of a new transport service for families seeking help in getting their child to a designated school or program.
(September 20, 2005) Denise Forbregd, Director, John Schrom, Clinical Director and Claudia Peterson, Admissions Coordinator for Ascent, stopped by for lunch to discuss the future of the Ascent program in Naples, ID, 800-974-1999. They announced the projected reopening date for the program, now owned by Universal Health Services, is November 1, 2005.
LOPEZ & PETRICCIONE JOIN SAN CRISTOBAL
(September 21, 2005) Anthony S. Geraci, Jr., President and CEO of San Cristobal Ranch Academy, Taos, NM, 866-918-8383, and Terrance Mullaney, MA, Program Director, announced that Joe Petriccione and Aaron Lopez have joined the Ranch as therapists. Aaron is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC), he graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelors in Psychology. Joe is a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPC ), he has a Masters in Education/Human Development from George Washington University.
(September 21, 2005) Anthony S. Geraci, Jr, President & CEO, Transitions of Galveston Island (TGI), Galveston Island, TX, 281-313-1908, www.transitionsGI.com, notified Woodbury Reports that all students and staff at TGI were being evacuated in response to the threat presented by Hurricane Rita. Geraci said they had an evacuation plan in place since day one.
(September 21, 2005) Karen Fitzhugh, PhD, Head of School, King George School, Sutton, VT, 802-467-1200, announced the promotion of Jay Ramsey to Director of Admissions, Communications and Outreach.
DISCOVERY STUDENTS SCORE HIGHER
(September 21, 2005) Stephen C. Schultz, Discovery Academy, Provo, UT, 801-380-8820, announced that students at Discovery Academy scored higher on the American College Test than their peers on both the state and national level.
FREER BREAKS ENROLLMENT RECORDS
(September 22, 2005) Julia Andrick, Marketing Communications Director, 208-265-8355, Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions, Albany, OR, 800-390-3983, announced that from June through August, Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Programs enrolled 152 adolescents into one of their wilderness therapy expeditions, a 23 percent increase over 2004.
SANTIAM CROSSING INTRODUCES HELEN PAUL
(September 22, 2005) Julia Andrick, Marketing Communications Director, 208-265-8355, Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions, Albany, OR, 800-390-3983, announced that Nicole Carter, MA, Director of Educational Services at Santiam Crossing, Scio, OR, is leaving the program to continue her education, but hopes to return when she is done with her studies. Julia also announced that Helen Paul is the new Academic Director, and Santiam Crossing celebrated its first year of operation last month.
DRAGONFLY: INDEP. LIVING SKILLS
(September 22, 2005) Mona Treadway, Co-owner and Admissions Director, Dragonfly Adventures, Klamath Falls, OR, 541-850-0841, announced their Independent Living Skills Program serving 18 and older. Dragonfly Adventure's Independent Living Skills Programs seeks to assist young adults in achieving greater independence and lead a healthy productive life.
OBHRC MOVES TO U OF MINNESOTA
(September 23, 2005) Keith Russell, PhD, Associate Professor in Outdoor Recreation and Experiential Learning University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 612-626-4280, announced that Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Research Cooperative, has moved to the University of Minnesota.
JACKIE WEIMER SCHOOL
(September 25, 2005) Marylis Filipovich, LCSW, Executive Director, Three Rivers Montana, Belgrade, MT, 877-221-1115, announced that the Jackie Weimer School, scheduled to open in September 2006 near Bozeman, MT, is seeking candidates to fill the position as the Head of the School.
FULSHEAR & TGI UNTOUCHED BY RITA
(September 26, 2005) Anthony S. Geraci, Jr, President & CEO, Fulshear Ranch Academy, Fulshear, TX, and Transitions of Galveston Island, Galveston, TX, 281-313-1908, announced there were no accidents, injuries or damages at either facility when hurricane Rita hit Texas.
BROMLEY BROOK WELCOMES NEW STAFF
(September 26, 2005) Rae Ann Knopf, MSW, Executive Director, Bromley Brook School, Manchester Center, VT, 866-537-2702, announced new staff including Sharon G. Hartunian, LICSW is joining the program in late October as Counseling Director, Laurie Sanford DuFault as program supervisor for community life, music teacher Leslie Purcell Upchurch and Mary A. Tyche in the Art Department.
STICC GEARS UP
(September 26, 2005) John D. Reuben, Founder, Saving Teens In Crisis Collaborative, LLC, 877-249-1336, announced that he will run in the New York City Marathon. "I hope that you will share this great day with me, my family and most importantly Saving Teens by giving generously to helping these deserving children. To donate please go directly to the online donations page." Saving Teens In Crisis Collaborative (STICC) is a non-profit organization formed in April of 2004 to assist disadvantaged troubled teens and their parents.
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