Amy Farmer, Education Director at <a href=”https://catapultlearning.com/schools/best-academy/”>B.E.S.T. Academy</a>, recently wrote an opinion piece in the <em>The CT Mirror</em> entitled “Helping Students With Autism Reach Their Goals.”
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<blockquote>”While our students might interpret the world differently, their thoughts, fears and hopes are no less important. It’s part of our job to ensure they reach their goals. Our students aged 18 to 21 are about to enter the real world. That can be very scary to the families we serve. To help our students prepare, we encourage participation in our Transition program, which provides the opportunity to gain real jobs skills while working for local businesses and practice interacting with the community at the grocery store, library and local entertainment areas. Within the school, there are also chances to learn by helping serve lunch or performing light administrative and household tasks.”

– Amy Farmer, Education Director, B.E.S.T. Academy</blockquote>
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