March 31, 2019

Our son Ryan is a junior at Park Hill South and can meaningfully interact in his community and in his home. We are so thankful. What a journey it’s been.

Over the past five years, our non-verbal son has endured two cross-country moves with us. This is no small feat. Rya...

April 13, 2018

Maurizio is a very happy, tremendously smart, and amazingly curious child. Although he has always been very affectionate, he didn’t speak more than 10 words at the age of 3. He wasn’t interested in socializing with others and had the most heartbreaking meltdowns becaus...

Communication is Connection

In the schools, and especially in preschool, we have so many different ways that we “practice” language and “practice” communicating. We practice making requests, asking for turns, saying hi and bye, talking about colors and shapes, and many...

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Wonder Boy hurried to the end of the hallway. He smiled. He giggled. He jumped up and down and squealed. Super Daddy stepped into the corridor and waited.

Wonder Boy sped forward. He jumped,...

January 6, 2018

  My name is Meghan Schmidt. I was born 3 months early with Retinopathy of prematurity, weighing only 1 pound 11.6 ounces, and completely blind. The doctors did everything they could to make it so I could see, but I can only see light out of my left eye and my right ey...

May 4, 2017

At just 24 years old, Jennifer (Jenny) Reisdorf of Koblenz, Germany, has already interned at a kindergarten, worked as a teacher, run her own Girl Scout troop, managed a children’s camp at a zoo, lived in Australia for a year as an au pair, and volunteered with kids i...

February 21, 2017

Jim and I had the pleasure of seeing one of the devices in the hands of a student at Park Hill. It was inspiring to watch Meghan use her braille Bluetooth device to access her iPad Mini. She typed faster without vision than I do with vision! Watching Meghan type throug...