An Amazing Utah School For Kids With Autism
Wow, I did not do well at blogging in May! Luckily, it's a new month, and I am ready to go. It's been an interesting month for me, full of change, but exciting changes. One of those changes will take place in August, but it was this month that I had to make that decision.
At the beginning of the month I was contacted by Clear Horizons Academy and I was asked if I would be interested in coming to their school to help create a preschool program. Clear Horizons is a private school in Utah County for kids with autism. They serve all ages, and they are continually growing each year. I was flattered by this invitation.
It wasn't as easy a decision as it seems like it should have been, partly because it's just another big life change for me and would require some sacrifices in other areas of my life. Another factor for me was that I don't live in Utah County. All in all though, I feel like I will be sacrificing very little for a big opportunity in the end. For years I have wanted to start my own school, and that's still in the works, but I think this opportunity to work in a private school and to help create something I love will help prepare me for future endeavors. The other thing about Clear Horizons is that they are the only school in Utah that I know of who's foundation is based on DIR/Floortime, which is what PLAY Project is based on.
So for any of you families who are looking for a preschool program for your little ones with autism, come check out Clear Horizons!
I am really excited for this new adventure. Because of time, it will force me to limit my private clients, however I have some ideas formulating. I'm hoping to be able to offer some group therapy sessions with families after school, and some parenting classes as well. Clear Horizons is great, and they are willing to allow me to rent out space in their incredible building. They built this building just last year, and it was specifically made for kids with autism in mind. It has a specialized playground, a sensory room, classrooms with swings, and lots of natural light. I love it.
I'm excited for new opportunities.