I can remember when we first started looking for schools Ethan was only 2 1/2 years old. He was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and bilateral profound hearing loss. I had no idea what this meant for his future but I knew that It wouldn’t be easy and that I would have to be his voice in a hard to navigate system. I wanted so much to get him the education he deserved and the tools he needed to succeed. When I did my research, I looked at so many schools, and I finally found CCC/BSD. Just reading about it, I knew it was where Ethan needed to be. I called, emailed, and visited the school so many times leading up to Ethan getting enrolled. I was on a first name basis with Jocelyn Clark, the education director, (who I couldn’t help but hug her every time I saw her) , she was the first person I met when I went to visit the school. She showed me every room, every teacher and every inch of the school. I fell in love and I knew in my heart this is where he needed to be. After years of fighting with our district we finally got the news he was in!!
Coming to CCC/BSD was not just a school, it was and still is Ethan’s second home. The teachers, the therapists, and the administrators got it, they got him. They wanted my son to succeed just as much as I did. The program at BSD was tailored to Ethan, every part of him! There are so many moving parts to his abilities but the teachers and therapists don’t stop until it works, and they don’t give up. The communication between teachers and therapists, the brainstorming, the collaboration with outside Doctors and therapists the list goes on and on. The community at CCC/BSD has welcomed us with open arms since way before Ethan was a student there, and we are forever grateful to everyone who has played a part in his success for the last 5 years. We look forward to many more, and can’t wait to see what the future brings!