(Sedona) School focuses on autistic kids

| June 22, 2016

By Zachary Jernigan • Sedona Red Rock News

Learning that your child has autism can be a rude awakening.

Beyond the effects of the condition itself, the unfortunate fact is that autistic children are often stigmatized. In extreme cases, they are labeled “low functioning,” reflecting the widespread belief that they cannot enjoy any level of independence.

Former Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District special education consultant Emily Holly has seen the deleterious effects of assumptions about autistic students. …

As a result of her experiences, earlier this year Holly chose to go it alone with her own school, going so far as to rent out St. Joseph’s Catholic School’s former property — in one fell swoop founding the Cupertino Power Learning Academy.

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