Building a Dream School

Aside from the District 75 schools and the ASD Horizon/Nest programs, there is not a single school dedicated to children with autism in The Bronx.

Let me be more specific.  There is not a single school dedicated in The Bronx for children with autism like The Boy.

Children like The Boy need a school with:

  • A combination of ABA and TEACCH methodologies;  
  • A sensory room, with an OT who is on site, not contracted; 
  • Sensory friendly classrooms;
  • Speech pathologists;
  • Behaviorists;
  • Special Education teachers and assistants who have a true understanding of autism; and
  • A nurturing environment that involves the whole family.
Children like The Boy need a school that:
  • Addresses behaviors (self stimulating behaviors)
  • Facilitates socialization
  • Teaches life skills as well as providing an education
  • Builds self-esteem and confidence   
Wouldn't it be amazing if The Bronx had a school like this?   
Well...Let's create one!
WE need to "be the change that [we] wish to see in the world." 
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 At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.
 ~ Christopher Reeve