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Goodbye Dr. Ron
Save the Date: Extravaganza
New Ivy Street Director
Special Education Summit
Brain Injury Workshops
Dr. Ron Allen


Goodbye to Dr. Ron


We hope you will join us on Tuesday May 13 at 6 p.m. at 200 Ivy Street, Brookline, MA to wish Dr. Ron Allen the very best and celebrate his many contributions to the Ivy Street School. Please RSVP here.

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Save the Date!


The 2014 Ivy Street School Extravaganza will be
Tuesday, June 10 at the Wheelock Family Theatre! Join us for a night of student performances, including songs, skits, and dance, to raise funds for the school. RSVP today!


Thanks to Our Supporters:


The Barbara Epstein Foundation

Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association

Welcoming New Ivy Street School Director Joel Rosenhaus 


Dear Ivy Street School Community,


After almost eighteen years as Director of the Ivy Street School, Dr. Ron Allen has accepted an exciting new position at Riverside Community Care. From a fledgling program with only six students, Ron built the Ivy Street School into the wonderful program it is today. We will miss Ron and are grateful for all he did over his long career here.


I am pleased to announce that the new Executive Director of the Ivy Street School is Joel Rosenhaus. Joel comes to Ivy Street with a wealth of leadership and management experience in the field of brain injury, healthcare, and behavioral health. He has run hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and residential programs. He brings a wonderful mix of skills to his new position at Ivy Street, reflecting his advanced degrees in both management and social work. Please join me in welcoming Joel to the School.




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Barbara Salisbury

Chief Executive Officer

MAB Community Services


 Excellence in Special Education  

  Professor Howard Gardner speaks

The inaugural Ivy Street School Special Education Summit kicked off April 2nd at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research with a lecture on Multiple Intelligences (MI) Theory by Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


The Excellence in Special Education Summit is sponsored by the John Pratt Memorial Fund at the Ivy Street School, and the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts. John served as Associate Director of the Whitehead Institute for twenty five years. He was also a member of the MAB Board and cared deeply about the work that the Ivy Street School does to help young people with brain injuries and other neurological problems develop the skills they need to lead successful lives as adults. The John Pratt Memorial Fund is dedicated to facilitating the impact of research on practice at the School in order to improve student outcomes. 


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Pediatric Brain Injury Workshop 


Dr. Doug Katz discusses the stages of recover from TBI    

Top The Excellence in Special Education Summit continued with workshops hosted at the Ivy Street School, co-sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts. The workshops featured discussions with leading brain injury experts in the field: Douglas Katz, MD discussed Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury 101: Implications for Rehabilitation and Education; Ron Allen, PhD, BCBA-D, CBIS and Mike Mozzoni, PhD, BCBA-D, CBIST presented on Behavioral Supports for Students Following Brain Injury. Attendees then toured the school campus.


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