Here is a sampling of letters we’ve received from parents.
We knew from the first time we stepped on the Greenwood campus that it was the place that [Kyle] needed to be; however, we could only dare to dream that his first year would be such a tremendous and life-changing experience.… We couldn’t imagine a better place for our son to learn, grow and be cared for. Thanks so much for all you do and for putting together such an awesome staff and program!
This morning, I went into [Paul’s] room, thinking he was sleeping, just to look in on him…. He was on his bed reading…. He was finishing a book, and showed me a small pile of books that he had finished reading and others that he was going to read.… I am grateful to the entire Greenwood community.
It has been very comforting to us that you and your staff were here for [Mark] when he and we needed you. While Greenwood has helped [Mark] immeasurably, it has also helped us, as his parents, learn how to see the world through his eyes, help him develop his strengths, and appreciate him for the young man he is evolving into.
Although it was heart wrenching to have him 1250 miles from home, we could see the results. In his first year, [Ryan] gained self-esteem. By his second year, every website photo showed him reading a book.… By his third year, he had declared that his career goal was to become an author of science fiction novels!
There are so many aspects of Greenwood for us to praise: the teachers who are able to reach out to children who learn differently; the staff who are truly involved in the lives of their charges; and their unique program that builds confidence, teaches responsibility and addresses the person as a whole–body, mind and spirit. All that aside, the greatest thing about Greenwood is that they gave us back our son!