Wediko Blog

Operations Director Patty Fries, M.S.M., Retires in December 2015

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It is with warm wishes and indescribable gratitude that Wediko announces the retirement of Operations Director, Patricia Fries, M.S.M.  For the last 41 years, Patty has been the glue holding together an organization of passionate clinicians, educators, and advocates. Patty began her tenure at Wediko during the summer of 1974 as a waterfront counselor for children... Read more

A Triumphant Finish: Runners Support Wediko, Children’s Mental Health at TCS NYC Marathon

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On Sunday, November 1st, 2015, five individuals withstood an ultimate test of endurance. While they travelled a total of 131 miles, these five accomplished something even greater than this immense physical feat. They changed lives by actively supporting children’s mental health. Thanks, in part, to numbers provided by the New York Road Runners (NYRR), Wediko Children’s... Read more

Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about

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Mental health is everywhere

I’ve worked at Wediko a long time. What I love about it is that we are everywhere. That’s important when it comes to mental health because mental health is everywhere. Someone has to be there for when mental health “issues” come up. Of course, you don’t always need a professional. Sometimes you just need to... Read more

A first summer inspires plans for the future of the Wediko Summer Program

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Mik Oyler, M.Ed., Wediko Summer Program Director

Since that first day I crossed the bridge and walked onto Wediko’s New Hampshire campus, my friends, family, and colleagues have constantly asked what it was like to be the director of the Wediko Summer Program. As I try to sum up the experience of a therapeutic summer camp, they’re fascinated and inspired. The truth... Read more

Wediko School celebrates family day

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Pumpkins out for fall!

It was a picturesque day for the Wediko School's Family Day recently. Across the 450-acre rural New Hampshire campus, fall foliage was in full swing - leaving campus as beautiful as ever. The weather wasn't the only bright spot this past Sunday. Wediko School staff were happy to host students' families in a variety of activities.... Read more

Wediko School earns high praise at NH Department of Education Program Approval audit

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Congratulations to the Wediko School for a stellar performance with the triennial Department of Education Program Approval process! Every three years, all private special education programs licensed by the NH Department of Education must go through an intensive Program Approval process. This process not only monitors our compliance with state and federal special education requirements, but also evaluates program effectiveness... Read more

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