Alex’s Story

Alex speaks at his graduation

It is hard to believe that our son Alex is just a few months away from earning his high school diploma from KTS. Like most KTS students, Alex has multiple special needs – ADHD, dyslexia, Tourette syndrome, fine motor skill delays, and short term memory problems. Alex went to another private school in kindergarten where they assured us they could meet his special needs, but couldn’t. We began searching for another school and that search led us to KTS.

Alex loved KTS immediately. The warm, nurturing staff did not dwell on his weaknesses; they focused on his strengths. His teachers’ attitudes helped him develop great self-esteem and KTS’ occupational therapy services staff have had an enormous positive impact on Alex.

To prepare Alex for his future, KTS’ internship program provided Alex with real world work experience. Today, Alex has two part time jobs and both require him to interact with the public, skills he learned at KTS. Alex is also an avid guitar player, which never would have been possible without the years of therapy he received at KTS.

As parents, what we value the most about KTS is that is a safe place where no child is ridiculed because they are different. The kids are made to feel successful for who they are and learn to be strong self-advocates. KTS has forever changed Alex’s life and ours, and we will be forever grateful.