Are you looking for a fun summer get-away with a purpose? How about a trip to scenic New England?
A few out of state colleagues asked, “What could my family do if they came with me and I attended both of your workshops this summer?”
So, we put together a sample itinerary we thought we’d share:
- You could fly into Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT on the weekend of July 16/17. (Make sure to rent a car that has GPS so that you will have no problems finding your way around New England!)
- Over the weekend into Monday, you could drive to New York City, it is about 90 minutes from there. Here is a link (http://www.iloveny.com/) to help you navigate the many attractions including: Rockefeller Center, Ground Zero, Time Square, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and maybe even catch a Broadway Musical!
Monday night, July 18th, you can stay in the Cromwell Crowne Plaza hotel (where our workshop The Social-Academic Connection: Story-Based Intervention for Social Communication & Social Learning Challenges) is being held on Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 19th, if you have kids, they would probably enjoy the day at the pool while you are in the workshop and there is also an on-site restaurant for lunch. For other options, you could call the hotel and speak with the concierge… here is the link to that hotel: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/cp/1/en/hotel/CMLCT/welcome?start=1.
Wednesday July 20th, on your way to drive up to Natick via Rt. 95, you could spend some time at the beautiful CT beaches such as Old Lyme, Old Saybrook or Mystic OR Mystic Seaport (Museum of America and the Sea) http://www.mysticseaport.org/ or Mystic Aquarium http://www.mysticaquarium.org/ . Here is another link for ideas in Massachusetts and Connecticut: http://www.visitnewengland.com/ .
Thursday, July 21st is the workshop in Natick, MA Narrative and Expository Writing with the Story Grammar Marker®. Here is the link for the Hampton Inn Natick hotel (where the workshop is being held): http://www.hamptoninn.com/en/hp/hotels/maps_directions.jhtml?ctyhocn=BOSNTHX . If you have kids, during the workshop they could hang out at the pool and Natick Mall is very close; they could take the hotel shuttle. Natick Mall- http://www.natickcollection.com/
Friday July 22nd, you could head to Boston. There are so many things to do there: The New England Aquarium, multiple museums, Boston Common, the State House, Fanueil Hall, the Freedom Trail, Boston Harbor, Fenway Park (where the Red Sox play), etc. You can even take ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Islands. Look on the Massachusetts tab at http://www.visitnewengland.com/ for more attractions. Cape Cod, Hampton Beach and coastal Maine are fantastic places to visit if you have the chance!
- At the end of the weekend you can head back to Hartford for your flight home.
We hope to see you in July!
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Maryellen Rooney Moreau
Maryellen Rooney Moreau, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is founder of MindWing Concepts. She earned her University of Massachusetts at Amherst Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders at University of Massachusetts at Amherst with Departmental Honors and her Master’s of Education degree in Communication Disorders at Pennsylvania State University. Her forty-year professional career includes: school-based SLP, college professor, diagnostician, and Coordinator of Intervention Curriculum and Professional Development for children with language learning disabilities. She designed the Story Grammar Marker® and has been awarded two United States Patents. She has written more than 15 publications and developed more than 40 hands-on tools based on the SGM® methodology. Maryellen was awarded the 2014 Alice H. Garside Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Dyslexia Association, Massachusetts Branch.
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