An inclusive school for children on the autism spectrum and typical siblings
There's a unique school in ApexNC that's been growing in popularity. The Jordan Lake School of the Arts is specifically designed for both autistic students and their siblings.
Some of the distinctive features of the Jordan Lake School of the Arts are:
5 to 1 student to teacher ratio
Individual educational curriculum
Local artists participating in workshops
Outdoor and indoor class space
Nature hikes and gardening
The Jordan Lake School of the Arts also offers occupational therapy, speech therapy and therapeutic listening on site, along with a "before and after school" program, which specific focus on the special needs of autistic students.
Beth Kuklinski, a parent of an autistic child and a certified educator, describes the Jordan Lake School of the Arts this way:
"Many schools have become places with no time or space for those who march to the beat of their own drum...we like the music better over here."