February 25, 2014
Riverview School was a life saver for our family and especially for our daughter! She's on the autism spectrum, very bright & determined, but needed a strong, comprehensive program where the expectations and goals were consistent across residential, social, and school life. That was Riverview! After 4 years there, she left at 21 because she felt competent and excited to go out in the world! She's worked in a restaurant ever since, using many skills she learned at school. Since returning home, she's also gotten a driver's license, bought her own car, and is saving to start her own business, all things that were unthinkable when she went away to school there! Riverview helped guide her (and us) towards achieving her many goals, and we'll be forever indebted to the dedicated, caring, smart, and well appointed staff. There were all types of students there, some with obvious deficits, others that displayed very few issues, and all had friends, a place to bloom and grow, and became accepting and loving towards all. What a gift! I only really wish there was a school like this in every single community!
- submitted by a parent