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Monarch Institute Dedication -- The Dream is Reality

The Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences hosted a private dedication for major donors at the new Monarch Institute--John M. O’Quinn Campus on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. 

The dedication was highlighted by two very special guest speakers; Honorary Dedication Chair--Former First Lady Barbara Bush, and Keynote Speaker--New York Times Best-selling Author John Elder Robison.

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The Monarch School
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Monarch Receives National Recognition 

The National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) has awarded The Monarch School with its 2014 NAPSEC Award for Leadership & Innovation in Special Education. Click here for more on this story.

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Student Creativity in two Campus-wide Projects Leave Lasting Impression

The Chrysalis program participated in two very special holiday community service projects. 

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Butterfly Program

Galveston Bay Foundation Ambassadors bring "Get Hip to Habitat" Environmental Message to Monarch Students

Galveston Bay Foundation Ambassadors bring "Get Hip to Habitat" interactive environmental education and marsh restoration program to students at Monarch.

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Life Academy
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Student Sales Benefit Life Academy Program

Students of the Life Academy are raising funds through sales at fall festivals, Miracle Makers Morning Breakfast and our Grandparents & Special Friends Day Rose Sale.

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Alumni News

Save the Date ---3rd Annual Founders'-- Alumni Day

The Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences will host the 3rd Annual Founders'-- Alumni Day on Saturday, April 5, 2014. 
Make sure you Save the Date..

Hey Alumni, Have some fun updates? Share your stories. Send them to RHubbard@monarchschool.org and we will include them in our next newsletter.

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Monarch Diagnostic Clinic
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Diagnostic Clinic Supports Our School and Community

Since 2003, The Monarch Diagnostic Clinic has served the assessment and support planning needs of The Monarch School. Beginning in 2005, our Clinic began to see clients who were not associated with our School, which gave our Clinic the important mission of helping to spread the word about the Monarch developmental model within the greater community.

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John Elder Robison, NY Times Best-selling Author and World-renowned Authority on Life with Autism Visits One-on-One with Monarch Students

After his keynote address at the Monarch Institute dedication, NY Times Best-selling Author John Elder Robison spent time in a questions and answering session with a group of students from Monarch's Butterfly Program.

Questions ranged from relationships, music and electronics to cars, inventions and various topics related to autism. Click here for more on this story.

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Founders of Monarch Replication Programs in Guatemala and Mexico City Join Monarch Leaders in Houston for Institute Dedication

Alessandra Arimany, Founder of Colegio Monarch Guatemala and JenniKate Estavillo Galswothy, Founder and Head of School of the Monarch Therapy School in Mexico City came to Houston for the dedication ceremony for the Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences. 

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Monarch Therapy Services
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Music Therapy: Music fills the halls of The Monarch Institute

Music is filling the halls of The Monarch Institute! In addition to supporting relationship development during group music therapy sessions, Cay Taylor, MT-BC and Sarah Posey, MT-BC offer individual music therapy and adapted lessons to students and members of the community. 

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Monarch Transition Services
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Transition Services Students Continue Education at HCC

Seven students from Monarch's Transition Services are currently enrolled in Houston Community College.

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Capital Campaign
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Give a Gift that will Honor Someone for a Lifetime

Purchase a brick or a paver for the Monarch School’s new campus! Commemorate a cherished loved one, honor a son or daughter, teacher, classmate, parent, grandparent, friend, Alumnus, colleague or pet. Promote your business. You are limited only by your imagination (and 13 characters per line). To make your permanent gift, please Click here and Place your Order Today! 

Monarch Community News

ReelAbilities: Raising Awareness & Appreciation of Abilities

The Monarch Institute is again proud to be a collaborating partner in ReelAbilities: Houston Disabilities Film Festival 2014. This city-wide film and arts festival is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of individuals with various disabilities.

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Board of Trustees Spotlight

Each newsletter we will spotlight several members of our Board of Trustees in the Board Member profile feature. This issue our profiles include David Matthiesen, Richard Bartell, Grier Patton and Glenda Dole.

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