"My son has struggled to do well at every school I have put him in and I was searching for a place where he can succeed and feel good about going to school. He has autism and because of this he has had many discouraging experiences with teachers and peers at his schools. I searched and found Pieceful Solutions. After reading about them I decided to take the tour and see if they might be a good fit. It was very impressive seeing all the resources they have, and life skills, and the teachers were engaged and seemed happy to be there. I was still skeptical if it would be what my son needed but we went ahead signed him up, hoping for the best. Since attending Pieceful Solutions his whole attitude has brightened. He is doing so well in school now. This school and the teachers go beyond for him, to help him succeed and to give him self confidence that he had been missing. Love this school! They go above and work so hard for each of their students. Finally found a positive environment for my son where he can focus on his education!"
"Pieceful Solutions has been a game changer for my family. My son attended public school through the 4th grade in a "typical" classroom. I absolutely love his prior elementary school, unfortunately it became apparent that he would needed extra assistance that only a school that specializes in ASD could provide. We tried another local Autism school and it was not a good fit for Dillon. Thankfully we toured Pieceful Solutions and my husband & I immediately knew after meeting the educators, administrators, and other staff that this would be the perfect fit for Dillon. Dillon has been attending PS for nearly a year now and we could not be more satisfied! His homeroom teacher and administration keeps me informed of any issues that come up immediately and they work on his behalf to help in any way they can. They have fantastic electives with so many options! My husband and I were, and continue to be, so impressed with this program. Dillon will graduate with a HS diploma and attend college, if that is the path he chooses. Some other ASD schools are not accredited and a GED equivalency test will be required if the student decides to attend college; this was another reason we chose Pieceful Solutions for our son. I could go on and on about how happy we are. Please take the tour, it was life changing for our family!!"
"Pieceful Solutions gave us an alternative to public schools that allows our son to learn and grow at his own pace yet reach his full potential. We chose this school as an alternative to public schools because of the small class size and programs that allow social interaction with peers and the community. The electives are wonderful and allow Nathan to truly grow and learn new skills that can help him through out his life. His favorite thus far has been cooking. They provide a gluten free and lactose free option so he can participate. They work with PowerSchool which helps me as a parent be able to help him. When I’ve had a problem the teachers are quick to return my messages and concerned with helping out in any way possible. Pieceful Solutions has exceeded our expectation for an educational program that would fit the needs of our son. Thank you Pieceful Solutions for all your help!!!"
"I wanted to give you a social update. Saturday we had a b-day party for my daughter, 10 kids showed up and 4 parents stayed. What happened was magic, the kids were teen-agers, it was a pool party, they swam, they exchanged phone numbers, they talked, they played. They are all authentic- not pretenses of "I have to impress or act a certain way." In the pool, they had chicken fights, sword fights (pool noodles) jumping of the diving rock, sliding down the slide yelling , "Look at me" . Playing ball. I decided that what we have been trying to do of having our kids in "typical" schools and making accommodations and having them with an adult all day, modifying work. It's like taking an avid chess player and putting him in a group of baseball players. The baseball players will be courteous and polite, and the chess player is just existing in this life. Is one life better than the other? No. They are different as they have different thinking processes and interests. But take the chess player and put him with other chess players, they think the same, have similar interests, they converse and genuinely care about what the other is talking about. They have fun together. They uplift each other. Where before they were just tolerated. I love that my daughter is with "chess players". I love that she's gotten three "no's" in school. She got one for not doing homework, one for talking too much and not doing her work, one for reading a book instead of doing her school work. To me this means she is being paid attention to. Her participation is valued and wanted, her voice is being heard and needed, work isn't modified for her, because she can do it, the expectations meet the abilities. She is 100% responsible for her. There are no more excuses and leeway for her school work and actions. So to conclude, one boy said, while we were taking photos, "we need to submit this to the yearbook, in a section ,'out of school get togethers' and we need to do this more". Thanks for providing a place where my girl is now experiencing life rather than being the fourth wheel and trying to fit in."
"I just wanted to send a quick note and thank you all for an amazing school year. I have seen so much growth and progress with Noah this year and it is truly a reflection of all of you. Noah has overcome many things this year. His academics have progressed because you all teach at his level and take time when he needs it, you make sure that he learns! His social skills... I can barely comment that my child is a completely different child then 9 months ago. He is confident, has a positive attitude and really learned how to have friends."
"Our son has been very happy at Pieceful Solutions. The teachers are wonderful. We love all the elective classes, and look forward to the excitement of transition planning to a career or further education with the classes that he is most passionate about!"
"We moved to Arizona from Vermont so that my son could attend Pieceful Solutions. He had been unsuccessful in two regular education settings and had been terribly bullied. It was taking its toll on his self-esteem and confidence. It took only a few days at Pieceful Solutions before I saw significant changes in him. He was happy, had a group of new friends, and was being taught in a way that made sense to him! His confidence has soared and my only regret is that I didn’t get him here to Pieceful Solutions sooner. It has been a true life-changing experience for him and I look forward to seeing him continue to thrive here over the next years."
"My son has become a happy successful student at Pieceful Solutions. He has made many wonderful friends and feels at ease in an atmosphere of supportive, caring staff. In his words, "The teachers explain things better at this school and there aren't any mean kids." Finally the stress is gone for him and our family! In addition there are simply no words to describe the feelings of camaraderie and friendship with other Pieceful Solutions' parents."
"My child was an 8th grader with his first year at Pieceful solutions attending the Gilbert campus. With the past rough experiences with schools it was imperative that we find a good fit for our son. Pieceful solutions is not just a school it is a community. The staff and kids encourage each other and form friendships, which is an important key to our son’s success in life. I am at peace knowing that my son’s future is in good hands."