Walter, a teenager with autism, was struggling in his previous school. He experienced difficulty staying on his best behavior and had trouble understanding appropriate professional and personal boundaries among teachers and friends. Additionally, Walter’s academic performance was suffering. Three years ago, Walter enrolled at the Sierra School at Main Street, and his progress has been remarkable.
His father, Scott, says that “up until a few years ago, his vocabulary was just a few words – basically yes or no – there was no real communication. But over the last couple years, his communication skills have come along. He’s gotten to the point where he can deal with people socially and there aren’t any problems. He’s maturing. It’s definitely improved quality of life, both for him and for us.”