Do You Have More Heart Than Scars?
We are so incredibly proud of our staff member, Zackary Paben, who recently was selected to speak at TedxAsheville. We hope that if you have a moment, you will check out Zack’s talk as he brings this mindset to is work with our students daily. Zack is a very important member our Black Mountain Academy … Continue reading “Do You Have More Heart Than Scars?”
The Power of "Yet"
I went to Google today and searched for the term, “Growth Mindset”, one of our Core Values at Black Mountain Academy. Nearly 20 million results came up. The term, which has taken the world of education by storm, has come into our everyday vernacular for good reason. With every passing day, evidence builds that how people … Continue reading “The Power of “Yet””
Black Mountain Academy's Sarah Shoemaker & Aaron McGinley to Present at Southeast NATSAP Conference
Black Mountain Academy is proud to announce that Academic Director, Sarah Shoemaker, and Program Director, Aaron McGinley, have been selected to present at the upcoming Southeast NATSAP Conference. Recognized as leaders in their field, Sarah and Arron are looking forward to sharing their knowledge base with conference attendees. If you will be attending the conference, … Continue reading “Black Mountain Academy’s Sarah Shoemaker & Aaron McGinley to Present at Southeast NATSAP Conference”
The Strengths & Limitations of Level 1 Autism
By: Brandon Moffitt, MA, LPC As I reflect upon the last year and a half of developing and opening Black Mountain Academy, I have been struck with how much we continue to learn about autism. Research, personal memoirs, and popular media continue to expand what is an ever increasing understanding of a complex neurodevelopmental disorder … Continue reading “The Strengths & Limitations of Level 1 Autism”
The Loving Push: An Interview with Temple Grandin
Aaron McGinley, program director at Black Mountain Academy, recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Debra Moore about their new book, “The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults (2016).” We find the book’s message about the importance of compassionately guiding students on the Spectrum to … Continue reading “The Loving Push: An Interview with Temple Grandin”
Setting CHOW Goals
For students, developing skills around goal setting is an important component of increasing motivation, achievement, and self-regulation in both academic and social settings. At Black Mountain Academy, we support that character has as much to do with student success as academics, and we hold high standards for both. Every week, students set personal CHOW (Character … Continue reading “Setting CHOW Goals”
A New Year and a New Opportunity to Serve Others
By: Brandon Moffitt, MA, LPC With the holiday season firmly behind us, and a new year of possibility ahead, all of us at Black Mountain Academy have recently spent time reflecting upon how we are contributing as citizens in both our local and global communities. In an effort to embody our core value of citizenship, … Continue reading “A New Year and a New Opportunity to Serve Others”
TEDX video from Our Program Director, Aaron McGinley, M.A.
We are excited to present a TEDX video from Our Program Director, Aaron McGinley, M.A., on the topic of Autism, Technology, and Social Skills! Aaron’s career has been filled with highlights exploring the relationship between Autism and Technology. Past accomplishments in this area have included webinars on Cyberbullying, multiple workshops and presentations on Video Game … Continue reading “TEDX video from Our Program Director, Aaron McGinley, M.A.”
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