Laurie Geary, the founder of Yellow Wood Tutoring, had worked with my son for a few summers. We were thrilled with the advancements Joshua would make each summer. But with no time left after a long school day to continue the exercises, Joshua would usually start losing his desire and ability to achieve by Christmas. Since Laurie was so familiar with Joshua’s abilities, we finally took her up on her offer to integrate a child with Down syndrome into her cottage school. By the end of 5th grade...
My daughter, Carlie Hope, was born with a rare liver disease called Alagille Syndrome. It is a genetic disorder that can affect the liver, heart and other parts of the body. Unfortunately, this causes severe itching all over her body. The itching made grade school a bit challenging but with scheduled meds, a 504 and eventually an IEP, she made it through 5th grade fairly well. The transition to middle school was quite challenging not only physically but also emotionally. Through lots of prayer and researching for creative options, I stumbled upon Yellow Wood! Carlie started with...Read More