Molly and Leah decided to set up their own school this summer, where they are providing opportunities for children with autism that other schools are not able to do:
There are lots of programs in our community for children on the spectrum. But we realized what is lacking is a program that is uniquely tailored to each child. There are so many children falling through the cracks right now. Some are falling behind because they are in a self-contained classroom where the teacher has to teach to the lowest academic level in the room. Others are falling behind because they are in a regular classroom and the work moves at a pace where the children just can’t keep up. Children are being moved along with major holes and skill deficits that are only going to hold them back more and more as time goes on.