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Phillip R.

Parent

My son is blessed to attend this amazing school. The curriculum and teachers all give him the best chance at having a life of meaning, purpose, and joy - the school's mission! There are 54 families enrolled this year. Absolutely amazing because this school started as a summer camp and has touched so many family's lives in its first two years. Thank you AIA!!

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Marty M.

Parent

After spending almost a year of personal time to help get this amazing school ready to open its doors, it has been my pleasure to give the best thumbs up for them. I have personally seen the growth of the school and teachers support for each and every student that is enrolled.

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DG

Parent

This school has been essential for my child who is in middle school. He struggled in other schools that did not have the right strategies and supports. This is not the case at AIA. He has soared academically and has developed friendships within the school. His teachers have given him the support he needs to be a successful student.

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Jaime Tull

Parent

This school has been amazing for our 1st grader! The staff is amazing and very caring. The principal is extremely involved. After seeing her in action, it is very apparent why she was voted ESE teacher of the year in the past. Amazing compassion and a focus on meeting individual needs is paramount in this school. EXCELLENT communication with student families. We are thankful everyday for finding this school! Our son is flourishing

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Leelan Sala

Parent

I tried numerous schools with my autistic son and he hated everyone of them. Every day was a battle to get him out the door. Since starting autism inspired his speech and comprehension have increased so much he was able to go into a karate class without any special needs assistance. And the biggest plus is that my son loves the school and can’t get out the door fast enough. I’ve been able to converse with the teachers and administrative staff any time I’ve had questions or concerns. I really can’t say enough good things about the school

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Colleen M.

Parent

Having worked in Special Needs for 30 years it was incredible to find a school like Autism Inspired Academy. With the primary goal of assisting the children to live lives of meaning, purpose, and joy the staff and administrators are second to none. A safe campus with buildings playgrounds and classrooms that are engaging and motivating. All of the children's needs can be met with a very diverse variety of Specialized Services. A.I.A. is a wonderful place to learn and grow all the while building social relationships and making friends. Staff are caring, effective and committed to the needs of our Autistic Community.

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Jaime Lewis

Parent

My son has made wonderful friends. His social and motor skills have improved. He receives support and participates in activities that he hasn’t gotten anywhere else. The staff is knowledgeable and caring, and they encourage him to go outside of his comfort zone and try new things. The dedicated staff helps him do things I am not able to do. I can’t say enough about our experience with Autism Inspired. Truly, such a gift.

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David K

Parent

AIA has been an answer to our families’ prayers. Having children presents its challenges for every parent along the way. Neurotypical, or atypical… it doesn’t matter. Each of them need love, patience, care, and an opportunity to learn. When you become the parent of a special needs child, you’re automatically enrolled in a life faced with challenges you could never truly prepare for. You learn quickly that the primary reason for your existence is to be your child’s advocate and protector.

This sounds simple enough, but when dealing with public school systems, political agendas, and over-worked teachers with an overwhelming teacher-to-student ratio who get very little support along the way, you start to see all the things your ‘special little one’ doesn’t get. You get angry, you get frustrated, you get to that point where you look in all directions… just looking for help from someone who understands and can offer you a better option.

Well, that was me and my wife for many years. IEP meeting after IEP meeting, pushing and fighting to get the very best for our boy. Although we did get some wins along the way, they all seemed to come at a cost and it seemed like as he got older, resources began to thin out and unrealistic expectations were placed upon him.

Then came AIA. Like a lightning bolt of love, commitment, passion, understanding, professionalism, and nothing short of pure joy for what they do… this team has given our son the best opportunity to grow academically, expand his level of understanding around social skills, and has met him exactly ‘where he is’ on the spectrum.

Cher Harris and her staff are committed to each and every one of their kids. Yes, I say ‘their kids’ because they are more than just ‘students’ to them. They teach them. The get to know them. They learn how they each ‘tick’. They love them. This is far more than just their job. It is their purpose.

We are so grateful to AIA. More than that… We are forever indebted.