Hi, my name is Linda. My daughter, Rachel, came to Aseltine School about three and a half years ago, after unsuccessfully moving around through several public schools. Rachel has ADHD and Anxiety, and change has always been hard for her.
Daniel: The Impact of an Unstable Home on Child Development
My name is Daniel. I am a 9th grader who attends Aseltine School.
These are things I learned at Aseltine. I learned how to respect and treat people. I learned that if you do something, something will happen in return
Jacob: Autism and the Effects of Growing Up in a Violent Household
About 3 inches and a year ago– I spent my life getting expelled, tearing up classrooms, and getting arrested but when I got to Aseltine, I heard of the motto—“serve what you dish out.” This meant that if I was going to do something, I should expect the same in return. Actions have consequences.
Monique: Forgotten Youth – Children With Disabilities in Foster Care
Before Aseltine, Monique was in and out of group homes and mental hospitals. She “lashed out at people (biting, hitting, kicking) who didn’t even do anything but try and help me.” At Aseltine, Monique found the acceptance and understanding she had missed at other schools.
Aseltine School nurtures, challenges, and engages K-12 students who do not learn like other children. Recognizing that students are experts of their own world, Aseltine validates students’ experiences and opinions, empowering them to transform from angry, discouraged young people into passionate learners, critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and positive role models prepared to thrive on challenge in school and in the community.