Glenholme provided the hope, support, and education our family desperately needed, and most importantly, it assured our son that he would be accepted for who he was...
Washington, Connecticut (PRWEB) October 01, 2014
The Glenholme School, a therapeutic boarding school for young people with high functioning autism spectrum disorders including Asperger’s; ADHD, OCD, anxiety and various learning differences, utilizes a distinctive approach to fostering student development. The school recently published their new brochure highlighting the various offerings for students with special needs including individualized education, the arts, culinary, and equestrian programs, boarding life, and therapeutic services.
While some schools emphasize the differences between students; Glenholme focuses on an inclusive experience that students not only deserve but also thrive in. By promoting inclusion and acceptance, along with teaching the significance of independence and accountability, students of Glenholme develop the skills they need for a successful and meaningful life.
At Glenholme, students are given the opportunities to experience school just as any other student would. “Students are not treated as people with special needs here; they are treated as individuals who deserve a chance to succeed,” states Maryann Campbell, Executive Director of The Glenholme School. “The only difference between The Glenholme School and a traditional school is the students.”
Glenholme instructs students how to succeed in a world that is not always accommodating of them. After enrolling their student in Glenholme, an appreciative set of parents said, “Our son was suddenly faced with a challenge that could either defeat him, or make him mature into an extraordinary human being. Glenholme provided the hope, support, and education our family desperately needed, and most importantly, it assured our son that he would be accepted for who he was, and not for what he has. Our son feels safe, accepted, and valued by his school and peer community. He has made meaningful friendships, and loves school.”
Inclusion and acceptance are the essence of Glenholme. All students are encouraged to join in activities that were formerly unavailable to them in traditional schools. At Glenholme, everyone is treated equally and there are no exclusions based on differences. Through a meticulously designed program, Glenholme students are provided an inclusive and all-encompassing educational experience filled with a plethora of educational, artistic, recreational, social, and community activities.
Throughout the program, students at Glenholme are taught the skills essential for independence and are held accountable for their daily responsibilities. The competencies students master are carried with them throughout their entire lives. With a comprehensive and inclusive educational experience, graduates are prepared for a post-secondary life after Glenholme and are able to pursue various career and college opportunities.
About The Glenholme School:
The Glenholme School, a center of the Devereux organization, is a therapeutic boarding school for young people with high functioning autism spectrum disorders including Asperger's; ADHD, PDD, OCD, Tourette's, depression, anxiety, and various learning differences. The program provides a treatment milieu designed to build competence socially and academically. The learning environment at Glenholme supports and enhances the ability for young people with special needs to succeed. Devereux is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit http://www.theglenholmeschool.org/.