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Mimi Markopoulos

Mimi Markoupolis

  By day, Mimi Markopoulos works as a realtor throughout Washington, D.C. and Maryland, but her passion is spending time at home with her family doing crafts, sharing recipes and other lifestyle tips. “You know how some people like to meditate or do yoga? Me … I like to craft …

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Autism: Sensory Issues & Therapy Solutions

Children play educational games with a sensory bin in kindergarten

  Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can often exhibit sensory issues such as hyper- or hypo-sensitivity to various stimuli. As many as 70% to 96% of those diagnosed with autism can display signs of sensory dysfunction. In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association added sensory sensitivity to a list …

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BASIS Independent McLean Moves Up in 2022 Niche Rankings

BASIS Independent McLean

  BASIS Independent McLean received the highest overall rating on Niche in its 2022 rankings for public and private K-12 schools in the United States. Part of a national network of pre-K-12 private secular schools with a focus on liberal arts, sciences and advanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) …

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Celebree School To Open in Reston, Virginia, Next Year

  A new Celebree school is coming to Reston, Virginia, next year. Families are invited to a groundbreaking on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at the school’s location, 11109 Sunset Hills Road, Unit 150. Refreshments and activities will be provided, and prospective families will be able to meet franchisee …

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Celebree School To Open in Ashburn Farm This Fall

Celebree Ashburn Farm

  A new Celebree School slated to open in Ashburn Farm, Virginia, this December is currently hiring teachers and enrolling students. The for-profit school, located at 43800 Clemens Terrace, will serve children from 6 weeks to 12 years old and includes summer and winter camps and before- and after-school programs for …

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5 Places to Choose or Cut Your Own Christmas Trees in the DMV

Snicker's Gap kids pulling tree credit El Lobo

  Are you looking for family-friendly activities to do with your kids this holiday season? If you’ve already grabbed your pictures with Santa, load up the car and make a trip to choose or cut your own Christmas tree. Whether you’re looking for variety, pet-friendly options or shopping and snacking …

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Tips for an Autism-Friendly Halloween

For many families, Halloween is a holiday to unwind and have fun. But for children on the autism spectrum who rely on predictability to maintain a sense of order, the deviations from normalcy that are part of Halloween celebrations can present challenges for them. “Although it is important to remember …

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