Vision 2012 defined: What is it?
A message from Doug Brown, Vice President, Oakstone Board of Directors
A member of the Oakstone Development Board recently explained the Vision 2012 Project this way: "Vision 2012 is an opportunity to create a school like no other - one that fosters an educational model that motivates and inspires children on all levels of the learning continuum to reach their highest potential through the study of science, technology and the arts."
The Oakstone educational program was developed by Rebecca Morrison, Ph.D., a recognized expert in educating children with autism. Morrison's model involves embedding children with autism in age-typical, natural classroom settings with typical students so that they can learn appropriate social interaction in addition to academics.
As the program has grown since its inception in 2000, so has the need for raising the bar on what the school offers. A small number of students per classroom staffed with a least two teachers allows for each student (those with and without special needs) to receive personal attention. That, coupled with an excellent curriculum and high standards for behavior and achievement, has grown Oakstone from a small pre-k program to a school that serves toddlers, school age and high school students.
With the recent expansion of the Oakstone model into a new building housing our middle and high school students comes a challenge: providing an exciting learning atmosphere with hands-on opportunities in science, technology and art -- domains that will shape our community and our students' ability to be part of a successful future.
Vision 2012 is our dream to provide our students with facilities and programming that will maximize their learning potential. I invite you to take part in shaping a future of hope and opportunity for every child, regardless of learning differences or developmental obstacles. We'll be tracking our progress here, so please feel free to keep tabs on us!
If you would like to learn more about our campaign, please contact Esther Brody at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click on the JustGive logo to make a donation to Vision 2012.