Joe and Heather Skaper
"Our son, Stewart, has Down Syndrome. Since attending Renfrew Educational Services we have seen continuous improvement in Stewart's development. He began the last school year as a baby and when he finished he was a little boy. This year Stewart is attending Renfrew's Kindergarten program and is doing very well. We are striving to make him more independent. Our greatest appreciation for this program is that the Renfrew staff and his peers have accepted Stewart for who he is, not for his developmental delays or his diagnosis."
Lynn Hazen, Parent
"Renfrew, for us, has been such a wonderful support to our family. From our first appointment with the preschool administrator we felt as if our child has been treated as a valued member of society and with great respect for his individual gifts and abilities. In this world we live in, communication, particularly verbal communication, is crucial in how we judge others. I believe our son has had a fantastic start with the professionals at Renfrew who work together as a family unit to accomplish these goals."
Marjorie Slowly, Parent
"My son is currently enrolled in Renfrew's Junior Kindergarten program and has been diagnosed with a developmental delay. There are some things that we cannot provide for him and we are very grateful for Renfrew. The school offers many forms of support and assistance that are enhancing our son's learning development. He has only been enrolled for two months and already we've seen dramatic improvement. Janice McTighe and her staff have become a beacon of hope for us."
Carol and Les Lepine, Parents of three children with special needs
"We are proud to have our children attend this school and are relieved there is such a school to assist our children in becoming independent, contributing members of society. Knowing that our children receive all the therapies they require in an enjoyable atmosphere with their peers, without having to travel daily to the hospital, takes a lot of stress out of their lives and ours. In supporting Renfrew Educational Services, you are supporting not just our children but the adults they will one day become."
Ernesto Rivera, Parent
"Our son attends Renfrew daily and receives as much help as he needs in language, physical and occupational therapy, complemented with psychological and social assessment. He receives extra-personalized help to reinforce language, improve his fine and gross motor, and learning skills. We cannot imagine how hard his life could be or what role he would have in society without this attention."
Alexander Mote and Family
"We are so grateful and have a sense of hope for our son's developing speech and motor skills. Alex's abilities have greatly improved and I believe this would not be possible in a regular school. The staff at Renfrew has turned frustration into happiness and hope for Alexander to succeed in school."
Rod and Nancy Harper, Parents
"Our son, Brandon, is in his third year of Renfrew Educational Services and is five years old. He began the Junior Kindergarten program at three when he could only speak one word and even that was unclear. It was very frustrating for us because we could not clearly communicate with him properly and everything we tried to do was not working. The staff has been very diligent in helping Brandon with his speech but they have also focused on the more practical aspects of everyday living such as teaching him to feed himself, dress himself, etc. If Renfrew Educational Services did not exist, we would not have known what to do."