Green Chimneys Storiesen-usCopyright (c) 2018 Green Chimneys. All rights, 25 Feb 2018 18:37:12 EST0Sharing Expertise in Residential EducationGreen Chimneys Executive Director Ed Placke offered an educators perspective at two important forums in October., 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Receives Third Grant from the Petco Foundation for Dog Interaction ProgramWith continued support from the Petco Foundation, students with special needs and shelter dogs are helping each other., 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 ESTGreen 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., 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys School: A Parent's Perspective, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Names Successor to Longtime Executive Director Joe WhalenDr. Edward Placke to assume leadership of renowned education and human services agency in June 2017., 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 ESTLessons in the Woodshop Lead to Lifelong Skills for Green Chimneys StudentsIn 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., 20 Mar 2016 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Students Support the Plight of the Determined Chickadee in WinterOur class is leading the charge in a simple, fun way to support local wildlife., 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 ESTLambs Make Lasting Impression on Green Chimneys School StudentsWatching lambs from birth grow, relate to one another and their mothers, provides great learning opportunities for children with special needs., 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 ESTCoping Skills Reinforce Learning and the Holiday Spirit for Children with Special NeedsGreen Chimneys School students are supporting one another and celebrating the season., 21 Dec 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys: Building Empathy in Our ChildrenWhat 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., 20 Oct 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Partners with Parents of Children with Special NeedsSince 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., 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys School Garden Receives Extra Push from Students and Occupational TherapistsSpreading the word about the National Garden Bureau's grant competition has taken on a therapeutic benefit of its own., 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 ESTStudent Progress Report: Living and Learning at Green ChimneysWe're following up on a story from February. See how one young boy is making strides as a Green Chimneys resident and student., 15 Sep 2015 00:00:00 ESTIn 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., 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 ESTIndividualized Education Helps Green Chimneys Student GrowFor 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., 01 Apr 2015 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys 4-H Tradition with a TwistFor 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., 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 ESTGreen 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)., 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 ESTSiblings Celebrate Success at Green ChimneysMeet 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., 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 ESTGreen 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., 13 May 2014 00:00:00 ESTCelebrating Reading and Connections with Each OtherThe day to celebrate reading and foster relationships with students from the Clearpool Campus and staff from across the organization., 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 ESTDynamic Setting Inspires an Innovative Approach to Occupational TherapyThe 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., 25 Mar 2014 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Students are Learning, Earning, and RelatingMeet 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, theyre developing lifelong skills and cultivating healthy relationships with adults too., 06 Feb 2014 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys School Celebrates Budding ScientistsHow 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., 14 Jan 2014 00:00:00 ESTMore than Meets the Animal EyeMaking an animal friend might be easy for most Green Chimneys students, but what happens when one is challenged to make a new one?, 18 Oct 2013 00:00:00 ESTAn Upstanding Start to the New School YearAcross 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!, 30 Aug 2013 00:00:00 ESTFocus On 4H: Students Present Expertise at County FairThe 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., 07 Aug 2013 00:00:00 ESTGreen Chimneys Students Dazzle and AmazeThe circus returned to the Brewster campus and our kids were the main attraction!, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 EST