I am a seasoned parent of three kids with varied disabilities, ages 12-25. We’ve tried and experienced it all: A variety of public, private, magnet, and charter schools, as well as homeschooling-in two states and evenmore counties. We’ve tried other schools specifically for kids with disabilities as well. I had resigned myself to being ok with “ some of what we need”.
We started Victory under less than perfect circumstances, during the pandemic, when my son was entering 6th grade. Victory has far surpassed my expectations. I drop my son off and never have to worry about him, as he is in the best of hands. He is loved and appreciated, learning at the right pace, experiencing things he cannot get elsewhere, and physically and psychologically safe. Everyone knows him, whether they teach him or not. Each kid arrives in the morning to people who embrace and delight in who they are. The robust approach to social and emotional health and skill building, the focus on independence, the support for development of life skills, the careful matching of kid in classrooms, the enthusiasm of the teachers, the true desire to create a customized approach to serving each child as they need, is all part of the magic.
My son has found his place. There is a burden lifted that I have been carrying for 20 years of parenting.