Success Stories
  • Dariviel's Story
    Dariviel
    Twenty-one years ago, our son, Dariviel, was born with liver failure. At six days old, he was transferred by air ambulance to Wyler’s Children Hospital at the University of Chicago medical center. He was so critical the doctors did not think he would make it over night.

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  • Caity's Story
    Caity
    Caity was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). She had behaviors such as tantrums from not being able to communicate and transition. She also had many sensory issues.

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  • Carlton's Story
    Carlton
    Each morning, Carlton wakes up at 5:00 a.m. in order to catch the city bus to arrive at school on time. Since his enrollment at the education center, Carlton has increased his GPA above the required 2.0, progressively earning credits, and is now on track to graduating with his cohort.

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  • Kanan's Story
    Kanan
    My son, Kanan, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at age three. He began the Pre-K program in our school district based on many developmental needs, but most imperative was language development. He is now ten years old and is in his last year at elementary school.

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We invite you to share your child's success stories with us. Please email aimee.mallini@fldoe.org for more information.