November 12, 2010
Having worked at Glenhaven for over five years, I have had the privilege of seeing first hand the numerous ways that students are taught, encouraged, cared for, and supported. The opportunities for students to interact and grow both on campus and off are truly amazing. Our students do community trips to museums and festivals, engage in skill building trips to the bank or post office, and of course just be kids at the movies or the mall. On site, they engage in music lessons, cooking, physical activity, running their own cosmetology and dance groups, and pretty much anything else that inspires them. We are also part of a therapeutic sports league, which encourages physical activity, team work, and positive attitudes. In addition, staff are constantly trained in competency, relationship building, teaching skills, sensory techniques, and much much more, in order to be as supportive to our students as possible. Our students are creating their own identities, learning skills and building competencies to assist them in moving forward.
- submitted by a teacher