Creating a Caring School Environment for Students with Special Needs

Creating a Caring School Environment for Students with Special Needs, Marin Magazine


Marjorie McMorris had a problem: She could not find the right school for her son, diagnosed with autism at age two. Not being one to settle for less than she knew possible, Marjorie brought together educators, entrepreneurs, and therapists who believed there was a better way to teach children with autism. The Helix School, located in Mill Valley, opened in 2014 for children in middle school through high school who need the daily support of a relationship-based, integrated education that includes occupational, speech and emotional based therapeutic interventions. The Helix School is getting results by ensuring that students receive highly individualized instruction and therapy.

Because she lives this, Marjorie truly understands the challenges families face. It is now her mission to change the way children with autism are taught. Every parent wants their child to lead fulfilling, connected and productive lives. The Helix School offers children on the autism spectrum just that chance – a chance to learn both academics and life skills, to experience the joy of connecting with others and to share their particular passions with the world.


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