The CDC reports 1 in 68 children are born with autism. William's Community School (WCS) steps away from public controversies on causes and cures and focuses on the meaning of each child's profound gifts - diversity, curiosity, creativity, intelligence, and accomplishments.
Relationships are the cornerstone of a child's understanding of the world and her place in it. Walking into William's Community School, teachers and therapists are at eye level with the student's they are working. They are patient and warm. The practitioners at WCS spend their days trying to understand the individual voices of the child, appreciating the unique perspective the student brings.
I am lucky enough to spend my days playing with a group of 2-5-year-olds, with and without learning disabilities. While I may be the adult standing at the front of the classroom, the students are the real teachers. Each day, I have the opportunity to relearn to ask "why" and "how." I am reminded to slow down, be patient, take pleasure in simplicity, and keep my heart young. The students at WCS sustain me with hope, enrich my life, and make me proud to be an educator.
From a single room, homeschool, serving a couple of students, WCS has grown to 5 classrooms, serving 40 students, offering one-on-one and group sessions in Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. Small class sizes and individualized education are paramount to our mission. To provide more quality services and grow our school family, I am turning to you, my friends, family, community, and supporters to donate $10 (or more). Your donation helps make funding possible for much-needed building renovations and additional therapy services for more children.
Thank you for your support. Thank you for helping WCS and me continue to create an inclusive and engaging educational facility that holds these incredible students!
Thank you for supporting my fundraising campaign, Larkin Odell
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