Don’t Miss this Great Guest Speaker!

Robison The Monarch Learning Center is pleased to present John Robison, author of the bestseller, “Look Me In the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s.” Mr. Robison will be speaking and signing copies of his book on Mar. 5, 2007, from 7-9 at the United Way Community Resource Center. To register for this exciting Monarch event, and for more information about John Robison and his bestseller, click here!

Texas' Only Certified DIR Therapist is at Monarch!

Sharon DIRMy DIR journey started in July 2002 when I began working with a 5-year-old boy whom I will refer to as “Sam”.  Sam and his family were working with both Stanley Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D, the developers of the DIR Model and had just moved to Houston to attend a private school here.  They were looking for a therapist to do Floortime™ with their son.  The caregiver they hired knew me and told them that I “got down on the floor and played with children.”  Read the rest of Sharon’s story by clicking here.

Partaking in Their Pajamas

PJsIn support of parents attending Monarch’s Miracle Makers' Morning Breakfast, students came early to school at 7:00 am in their pajamas to share breakfast with their teachers. This made the transition from home to school a little smoother and as the picture attests, very enjoyable. For more Apprentice Program stories, click here.

Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News!

We are proud to announce that Apprentice Program Director Debrah Hall has been conferred a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology by the Union Institute and University. From her first year at The Monarch School Dr. Hall knew she wanted to complete research that would offer the world quantifiable evidence of the success that The Monarch School has with its students. Read more about their and her success here!

Moving on Up!

O'QuinnThanks to the M.D. Matthews Foundation for a tremendous $1,000,000 challenge grant to help build our new campus! The “two for one” grant challenged us to raise an additional $500,000 before it could be funded.

Mr. John M. O’Quinn and the Trustees of the John M. O’Quinn Foundation recently helped Monarch secure the $1,000,000 donation by presenting Dr. Webb and honorary co-chair of the campaign, Kathy Cullen McCord, with a $300,000 check.

Read more about this great news, and find out how you can help Monarch continue to raise funds for our new campus, click here!

The Play’s the Thing: Using drama to address social thinking and emotional growth

CunninghamA unique presentation/workshop integrating clinical practices and dramatic play. For educators, paraprofessionals, health and mental health professionals, O.T.s, P.T.s, SLPs and parents of children and teens with developmental and learning differences.

March 29th in The  Monarch Learning Center by Charla Cunningham, LMFT, RDT.

Charla is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Drama Therapist in private practice at the Pacific Northwest Pediatric Therapy Clinic in Portland, Oregon. She was formerly a senior clinical therapist and founding staff member of the Oak Hill School in Sausalito, California. Her focus is on using dramatic intervention in order to boost social and emotional development in children and adolescents, and to re-teach adults (parents, educators, and providers) how to play fully and with abandon, leading to the capacity for deeper intimacy and increased relationships. Click here for more details.

The Monarch School Summer Education Program  

Summer ProgramREGISTRATION BEGINS for Current Monarch Families on JAN 7, 2008. Click here to register! (Registration opens to the public February 11th.)

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Click here to enjoy a fun claymation video created by Challenger students.


Monarch faculty speak! Click here for upcoming engagements.


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