Anyone who knows Madison knows her for her bright and joyful personality. She has the innate ability to light up the room with her presence and her smile. Many of you also know that Madison has a rare genetic condition called Williams Syndrome. Along with that comes therapies, specialist visits and a lot of unexpected events. When we got her official diagnosis, we knew that it was going to be a challenging journey to provide the best for her so that she could be equip with the best skills to live as independently as possible later in life. At this point in Madison’s development, we have been so blessed to have found a school that has the unique ability to offer all of her therapies as well as a controlled social environment. We have been praying that we would find a program that was best suited for Madison’s need and knew that God would lead us to where He wanted her to be. As always, God is good and He opened that door for us through RISE. We knew almost immediately that this was what we were searching for. Finally, we would be able to have it all in one place; social-emotional, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, adaptive, and language development! Madison will be given the opportunity to thrive by being given structured and in-the-moment learning opportunities. The mission of Rise School is to provide the highest quality early childhood education for all children - gifted, traditional and developmentally delayed - in an inclusive setting, where individualized learning techniques enable every child to achieve their maximum potential.
We enrolled Madison in Rise School because of its inclusive setting, where individualized learning techniques will enable her to achieve her maximum potential. Rise will provide speech, occupational, physical, and music therapy using a co-teach model that utilizes best practices to ensure successful outcomes. They also provide family-centered services designed to meet the needs of all children and families. We are out-of-our minds excited that this exists right here, near home!
Johnathan and I were prepared to do whatever was necessary in order to send Madison to Rise. We have carefully calculated how we could make this possible, making every sacrifice necessary, all being well worth it. We have faith that God will provide and that things will work out. We will continue to exhaust every option so that Madison has exceptional opportunities to meet her challenges and rise above. If you feel it in your heart to invest in Madison and to help us with her first year at Rise, we would be so blessed and beyond grateful. Every dollar is a gift and we are so thankful for any and all support, both financial and spiritual. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers and hearts. May God bless you. https://www.riseschoolaustin.org