Roxeanna is smart and has always done well academically, but is shy, keeps to herself and struggles making friends. When she got to high school, her social skills caused her the most pain. “I would get sensory overload and it was nerve wracking to have a teacher ask me a question in class. I knew the answers, but I was too nervous to participate,” she said. “I didn’t like doing group projects with classmates who didn’t care, since I would end up doing all the work.”
Coming to our school, she said, was the best decision for her mental health.