Our son Drew is a student at the PCCD Developmental Day School. Drew is a cute and lovable 6 year old. He has a rare genetic disorder called GRIN2A. Drew also is challenged with epilepsy, as well as visual, physical and intellectual impairments.
Like most families, we searched for the perfect school for Drew. We knew he would “age out” of the Early Intervention program (EI) at age three, and we were worried about finding a school where he would be able to continue receiving all the therapies provided in EI. Additionally, we wanted to ensure there was a safe and supportive environment with a loving staff to care for Drew.
Lucky for us, we found The Professional Center for Child Development! After attending an open house, we knew this was the place for Drew. He has an amazing team of teachers, nurses, and therapists who provide him with a quality education.
Now in his third year at this extraordinary school Drew is doing things beyond our dreams. He has cooking and art classes and does science experiments with the other students. He comes home with paint on his hands (just like our older son Dominic did at his age). His teachers and therapists use switch adapted toys to allow Drew the opportunity to play and learn as independent as possible. Drew is also learning how to communicate his needs through looks and expressions. When I ask him “did the therapy dog “Sunday” visit you and your friends today”… Drew smiles and we know he had a special day at school.
We had never felt at ease leaving Drew, but now feel a sense of comfort knowing that each day he is at school Drew is getting love, care, and the tools he needs to help him succeed.
Erin and Jason
with Dominic (age 7) and Drew (age 6)
~ From Tewksbury