I have always had to struggle in dealing with the Altoona Area School District.
I have two children on the Autism Spectrum, who require IEPs (individual education plans), and constant supervision to ensure that the IEP is followed and that my children get the support that they require. I am proud to say that my oldest son has just graduated from AASD.
It has been a difficult journey, but I feel that I need to acknowledge the teachers and support staff for making this possible. Ms. Dunkel, Ms. Makin, and the autistic support teacher, Ms. Farabaugh, nurtured, encouraged, and supported my son providing him the educational, environmental, and social support that he required.
Joanne Parry, Altoona