Take a moment to imagine that you are not able to communicate. You can’t speak. You can’t write. You have trouble walking and moving through space. Since birth, everyone around you tries to determine your wants and needs, yet often they guess incorrectly.
It’s been estimated that there are currently nearly 400 children in the Triangle region alone who are similar to the child described above—children with communication and physical challenges whose learning potential may be underestimated. Our public schools struggle to help these children realize their potential, but they often do not have the resources or the specialized training that is required. Families struggle under the complex medical and technological needs of their special child.