What does parents and students have to say about AspIT?

We have collected some of the feedback:

 

One of our students wrote:

It is very important and pleasing that every classroom consists of only a handful of students. I am pretty sure my fellow students feel the same way.

Since enrolling at AspIT my life has been much less stressful. My desire to get out of bed in the morning and to make something of the day has returned.

I used to be nervous and edgy when I had to go to school. This is no longer the case, but it used to be at the schools I previously attended.

It is also important that I go to a school for people who face the same challenges as I do. I no longer feel misplaced and lonely, like I did in junior school. People no longer look at me skeptically or interact with me on a very shallow level, as if I am incapable of doing anything.

The challenges of every individual are taken into account at AspIT. I value this a great deal. I doubt the teachers here know what a difference they make in the lives of people like me. The fact that I can go home smiling from school every day is absolutely wonderful – and that I learn at the same time is just amazing. Nothing like this ever happened at any of my old schools.

The best thing about the AspIT education is definitely the fact that I am accepted for who I am, and that I can listen to music all day. I cannot imagine life without music. If I ever listened to music at a normal school, I would instantly be placed outside the classroom. The attention to detail and special needs is a great help, and I know that I am not the only student here who shares this view. We are happy that AspIT exists.  

All in all, AspIT has brought back the joy of learning, and thanks to AspIT I feel more mature than ever before. I am being treated as an equal, as an adult – not as a handicapped child. I am happy to be at allowed to study at AspIT.

 

Another student wrote:

I like it here at AspIT because our teachers are very skilled and competent. They know what they are talking about.

I have learned new things at every course I have taken. I have always been into computers and I love getting to know everything there is to know about them, and making them work. I never thought I could learn anything new, but, as it turned out, I could.

The best thing about AspIT, apart from the fact that the courses are adapted to our interests, is the fact that they are very attentive to our Asperger’s Syndrome. They do not cram us into classrooms with 24 other students. Instead we are placed in small classrooms with no more than five other students. This way, the teacher always has time to attend to everybody’s needs.

To be brief, I like it here. There is a lot for me to learn and I am confident that I am going to have bright future once I graduate.

 

A mother wrote:

A good life. I admit it is a cliché, but don’t we all want a good life? And don’t we all have the right to have a good life?

When you are diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, the path to the good life, waiting at the horizon, is suddenly a great deal more difficult to walk and obstacles appear out of nowhere – the world seems hard to understand, and the world thinks the same of you. When you are diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, you have to fight, fight for your identity, for a purposeful life, for a place to work, for your self-confidence. Just communicating can be unbearably hard, and these are just a few examples of the difficulties.

At AspIT we finally saw some light at the end of the tunnel. The staff at AspIT treats the students with respect, and the conditions are perfect for students with special needs. As a mom, I have never seen my son as proud as he is now. He is finally dreaming of a worthy future. He now possesses the self-confidence needed to fight, and I have found an invaluable ally in our quest for happiness in the form of the AspIT staff.

After three wonderful years, it is finally time to say a big thank you and goodbye. Thanks to AspIT my son now has a normal job. Despite his diagnosis, it is possible for my son to use his skills and to qualify for a job – a REAL job – all because of the guidance he received from the skilled teachers at AspIT.

P.S. Oh boy! It’s going to be tough to say goodbye. It almost hurts just to write it. I am so happy I was part of this journey as a parent. I can never thank you guys enough for what you have done for my son. Best of luck!

 

Two parents wrote:

To find out that an education like AspIT even existed, was like winning the lottery. There is hardly any other choice if you are diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.

It brought us great joy to see how our son grew with the training. We suddenly encountered a light-hearted young man, capable of taking the train to school alone every day. He has found a lot of friends and become a young adult full of motivation and optimism for the future.

The AspIT education seems to be just what our son needed.


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