The Abbie Advantage
The Autism School Tucson Needs
Core Elective & Life Skills
The Abbie Mission
Our mission is to provide children with individual academic needs, an education worthy of their potential. We provide a specialized education based on innovative and research-proven techniques in a sensory sensitive and accepting environment. We endeavor to maximize potential and build confidence by drawing on strengths, interests, and by giving students the opportunity to be valued for their individuality.
How Parents Feel
My two kids have been at The Abbie School for the last 3 years. They have flourished under the Abbie way of life and I am so great full to all the wonderful staff that work there.
Since coming to Abbie our son has become successful in academics, drastically improved social behaviors and emotionally more stable and confident. The Abbie School truly teaches to the individual student and their specific needs.
The Abbie School has changed our daughter’s life. Over the course of the 8 months since she has started at The Abbie School, we have watched our girl transform into a happy and confident child, with friends and emerging talents. There is some magic alchemy at work at Abbie; between the serene, wooded campus, the goats and chickens, the calm and positive staff and vibrant children, our daughter’s anxieties have receded into the background, and she is finally able to breathe, to learn and to be herself.
This is our son’s first year at Abbie School. This has also been the first educational experience that our child has had where we are certain his needs are being met. He is 12 years old. We have moved our home multiple times to live in the “best” public school districts only to be disappointed time and time again. Class sizes of 30 children and lack of quality special education training made it very easy for him to get left behind. True inclusion means meeting a child where they are at in the least restrictive environment and Abbie has done that for our son. Each teacher, staff member and administrator that our child interacts with has his best interest at heart. Any question or concern that we have had as a family has been met with care and concern. Somehow Abbie School sculpts the perfect learning program for each child and we are blessed to be a part of this community. Prior to Abbie School our son never spoke of friendships or what he did that day. Now he cannot wait to tell us what he learned and who he played with on the playground. There is an energy that we can read as parents especially if our child has difficulty expressing themselves. Our son appears more relaxed, content and most excitedly, proud. Our family has experienced a healing at Abbie School and has restored our faith in education.
Meet Our Staff
Head of School
Director of Development
Human Resource Manager
Ways to Give
Sensory Room Build Out
Help us reach our goal of $20k to complete the build out of our state of the art Sensory Room.Explore
Tax Credit Scholarships
Your private school tax credit contribution will allow us to educate even more children in need.Explore
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