Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The Right Fit
HILSSBOROUGH, N.C. -- Ingrid Branigan's triplet daughters started first grade last fall. It was the beginning of a tough time for the Hillsborough family.
One of the girls, Sarah, has autism and had major problems at her public school.
"She would cry for two hours the night before she had to go to school," said Branigan, who worked with her teachers to try to ease Sarah's suffering.
"But at the end of the day she was miserable and making our family miserable."
Then Branigan learned about the Jordan Lake School of the Arts, a private school founded by Beth Kuklinski that opened in October of 2009.
In that first week, Sarah's crying tantrums ceased.
At the Jordan Lake School the 20 students are daily immersed in the arts, including visual arts, music, movement, and theater. Sarah, who loves to paint, fit right in.