This is an exciting year – we have not only rebranded, but we are also thrilled to announce that we are moving to a new, larger campus. This new location will house both PS Academy and PS Elementary, bringing our students and staff all under one roof.
Over the last few months, you may have seen some glimpses of our new name and logos… This evolution in our brand was triggered by our students’ voices. This rebrand is for them. To make 2019 the year we eliminate judgement amongst those who don’t truly understand what it is to be exceptional; those who hear the word “autistic” and jump to conclusions based on stereotypes.
October is National Bullying Awareness month. This is the time we all take a moment to think about what causes bullying and how to prevent it. Well, here at PS Academy, we believe that the more unity we can have among students, the less likely it is that bullying will occur. We do so by not only making the classroom a place where students are encouraged to participate, but also through the various clubs offered. This semester we offer over twenty clubs, one of which is community club.
We’re halfway through the school semester and our students have been having a great time taking part in our clubs. We have over 20 clubs this semester! Each student can select the clubs they would like to participate in, and based on seniority and availability, their schedule is determined. Clubs are a great way for our students to practice their social skills while learning and having fun.
What better way to get an insider’s view of the Pieceful Solutions Academy & Elementary experience than to see what parents think? We’ve had some incredible feedback and want to share it with you. Also, if your student is currently enrolled at PS Academy or PS Elementary, please share your story! It makes a difference.
Researchers are constantly looking for answers. What exactly is autism? What causes it? Most importantly, can it be "cured" or reversed?
The findings are becoming more clear – researchers are creating a link between defects in chromosomes and autism. They've found that 7% of those with autism are missing a piece of their chromosome 16. This chromosome is known as 16p11.2 deletion syndrome, which often leads to neurodevelopmental disability and language skills impairment.
The latest research released by the CDC shows that autism rates have been climbing over the last few years. The report is published every two years by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, a CDC-funded tracking system that assesses more than 300,000 8-year-old children for the disorder. Here’s what they found…