Linda: Dealing with ADHD

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.

Jose: Learning Styles to Maximize a Student’s Learning Potential

Jose was a tactile learner—a learning style that his public school did not support. After years of having his needs ignored, Jose became defensive and oppositional—, especially towards schooling.

Mary: Breaking the Silence on Anxiety Disorder

Her previous schools viewed Mary, a young woman who refused to speak after experiencing years of horrifying abuse at home, as a student who could not be educated—the staff at Aseltine disagreed.