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February 23, 2017
Green Chimneys Receives Third Grant from the Petco Foundation for Dog Interaction Program
With continued support from the Petco Foundation, students with special needs and shelter dogs are helping each other.

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February 2, 2017
Green Chimneys Student Releases Rehabilitated Hawk
There comes a moment, a series of closely considered moments actually, when a student is ready for the next step in his or her journey. Watch one child's symbolic moment.

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October 28, 2016
Green Chimneys School: A Parent's Perspective

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June 22, 2016
Green Chimneys Names Successor to Longtime Executive Director Joe Whalen
Dr. Edward Placke to assume leadership of renowned education and human services agency in June 2017.

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March 20, 2016
Lessons in the Woodshop Lead to Lifelong Skills for Green Chimneys Students
In an environment rich with opportunities to learn from animals, plants, and endless outdoor experiences, you might miss the other hands-on educational and therapeutic activities that are equally beneficial.

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January 22, 2016
Green Chimneys Students Support the Plight of the Determined Chickadee in Winter
Our class is leading the charge in a simple, fun way to support local wildlife.

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January 12, 2016
Lambs Make Lasting Impression on Green Chimneys School Students
Watching lambs from birth grow, relate to one another and their mothers, provides great learning opportunities for children with special needs.

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December 21, 2015
Coping Skills Reinforce Learning and the Holiday Spirit for Children with Special Needs
Green Chimneys School students are supporting one another and celebrating the season.

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October 20, 2015
Green Chimneys: Building Empathy in Our Children
What do cardboard boxes, string, and hay have to do with fostering empathy in children with special needs? It may seem so simple, but its implications can be profound – for Green Chimneys children and animals alike.

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October 19, 2015
Green Chimneys Partners with Parents of Children with Special Needs
Since parents are the experts on their children, collaboration between staff and families is an essential part of each child's treatment plan. Learn about the training and knowledge we're building, together.

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October 12, 2015
Green Chimneys School Garden Receives Extra Push from Students and Occupational Therapists
Spreading the word about the National Garden Bureau's grant competition has taken on a therapeutic benefit of its own.

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September 15, 2015
Student Progress Report: Living and Learning at Green Chimneys
We're following up on a story from February. See how one young boy is making strides as a Green Chimneys resident and student.

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August 12, 2015
In Student's Own Words: Celebrating Success at Green Chimneys
Before leaving Green Chimneys to return to his home district, one student shares how he's grown.

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April 1, 2015
Individualized Education Helps Green Chimneys Student Grow
For most Green Chimneys children, preparing for success in school comes with a host of support services to help each child as a whole. Learn how staff collaboration and individualized skill-building is making a difference in one student's life.

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July 28, 2014
Green Chimneys 4-H Tradition with a Twist
For decades Green Chimneys has been a part of the Putnam County 4-H Fair. This year's addition of an equine animal showmanship competition allowed our students to shine.

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July 24, 2014
Green Chimneys Research in Animal-Assisted Interventions Underway
Green Chimneys is conducting its first study to develop and test an empirically supported animal-assisted intervention by integrating dogs into social skills training for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

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June 30, 2014
Siblings Celebrate Success at Green Chimneys
Meet a brother and sister who are facing challenges and embracing opportunities to grow with the help of Green Chimneys' therapeutic day school and residential treatment programs.

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May 13, 2014
Green Chimneys Students Showcase Their Talents at Brewster Art Gallery
Over 30 works of art created by Green Chimneys were featured at a Brewster art gallery in May.

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April 2, 2014
Celebrating Reading and Connections with Each Other
The day to celebrate reading and foster relationships with students from the Clearpool Campus and staff from across the organization.

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March 25, 2014
Dynamic Setting Inspires an Innovative Approach to Occupational Therapy
The unique setting and culture of Green Chimneys is an ideal environment for occupational therapy (OT) activities that are rich, meaningful and therapeutic. In addition to supporting students in the OT clinic and classroom settings, the program integrates the nature-based learning programs and resources available on campus.

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February 6, 2014
Green Chimneys Students are Learning, Earning, and Relating
Meet student Joseph and intern Sarah. Their story is a great example of how students are not only learning about responsibility and how to care for animals, they’re developing lifelong skills and cultivating healthy relationships with adults too.

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January 14, 2014
Green Chimneys School Celebrates Budding Scientists
How can an egg bounce? Can chicks breathe inside their shells? What makes the best tasting cookie? These are just a few of the questions answered by our young scientists at the Green Chimneys School - Clearpool Campus Science Fair.

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October 18, 2013
More than Meets the Animal Eye
Making an animal friend might be easy for most Green Chimneys students, but what happens when one is challenged to make a new one?

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August 30, 2013
An Upstanding Start to the New School Year
Across the nation, schools have been urged to take an active role in preventing bullying, especially bullying of children with special needs. Green Chimneys is committed to fostering a safe, supportive learning environment, and we've launched a new program to help keep it that way!

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August 7, 2013
Focus On 4H: Students Present Expertise at County Fair
The 2013 Putnam County 4H Fair marked a great annual tradition for students plus countless awards for their knowledge and skill in animal care and outstanding class projects.

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March 18, 2013
Green Chimneys Students Dazzle and Amaze
The circus returned to the Brewster campus and our kids were the main attraction!

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