"When our Jackson first started at Waban he made minimal to no eye contact, he would not respond to his name, wouldn't dream of wearing a backpack, and was making no attempt at mimicking words. Jackson now enjoys spelling his name with blocks and playing with numbers. He will try very hard to mimic sounds and has started to make his needs known with a special communication device. To say we will miss Waban is an understatement, but the skills we are taking away from our time here will never be measured. You increased my son's quality of life in just a few years and for a mother there is no greater gift you could give me then that."
-Christa Stetson Silva, Jackson's mother
"Waban has played a key role in turning my son's life around. When
Andy entered Waban at 3 1/2, his prospects for a normal life were very
dim. Waban sparked a curiosity and fueled a fire in Andy. The
curriculum, speech, occupational, and physical therapy were important in
his development, but the integral elements were the teacher and the
teacher's assistants who showered Andy with love and encouragement. You
have fostered in him an unbridled curiosity for life, a realization that
there is progress if you work hard enough and have a true understanding
of compassion. You have given a little boy wings to fly."
-Louise, Andy's mother