Big rapids’ pioneer school turns into a playground for kids with autism
A new school has opened in Pioneer Avh, with more than 600 students, and a thriving community.
The school was opened in 2010 and aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).
It also aims to help them learn the language and social skills that will help them make the transition into mainstream society.
Key points:The school is a joint venture between Pioneer Seeds and The Pivotal Foundation of Pioneer Children’s ServicesThe Pivoting Foundation, which is run by The Pritchard Foundation, helps families of children with ASD, special needs and other learning disabilities.
In a video posted on YouTube, founder and director of the school, Dr Nilesh Srikrishna, says he wanted to create a place where kids with ASD could feel safe and welcome.
“When I opened the school with the help of The Pitar Foundation, I really wanted to bring the best of the Pioneer tradition and the best practices that are in place, that will give our kids a great opportunity to learn in a safe, supportive environment,” he said.
“It’s also a place to help children that have special needs learn the right way to interact and that they’re not judged for their behaviours, which can be very frustrating and upsetting.”
Dr Srikresh said the school was designed with the goals of providing a safe environment for kids and providing opportunities for them to work on their skills.
“We wanted to put them in a position where they can grow into the adults they want to be, and we’re working on that now,” he explained.
“What we’re doing is setting the standards for the rest of the country in terms of our care for children.”
The kids at the school will be on a regular school curriculum.
They will also have an opportunity to work in the field, with our colleagues.
“Pioneer Seeds’ executive director, Andrew Smith, said the partnership between Pioneer Avhw and The Plumbing and Pest Control Company had created a unique environment.”
I think the best way to say it is the people are working together and they’re making this a very inclusive and safe place,” he told the BBC.”
This school is very much like any other school.
There’s no pressure or anything like that.
“If you look at the parents that work in this school, the parents work together and it’s a wonderful thing.”
For parents, it’s really important that the school is open.
We want to get the word out and to say, ‘This is what we are trying to do here at the Pivotting Foundation’.
“The school’s co-director, Emma Johnson, said it was an “inspirational” experience for her and her family.”
Our kids are coming from a world that is quite difficult to transition to mainstream society, so this school is helping them to find the pathway to their goals,” she said.
The School is run through The Pivot Foundation and is currently running in the Pioneer Avhs Primary School, with a secondary school set to open in the coming months.
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