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Meet Afsa and her family. This is their first year at Janus Academy. Read about their journey to Janus below.
Meet Faheem and Fatima… first year parents at Janus Academy.
“It was mid June 2019 and our 4-year-old daughter Afsa was being assessed for Autism. My wife and I knew there was something about Afsa that made her different. Her pediatrician mentioned Autism, but it seemed incorrect. Little did we know, most of the studies are based on how Autism displays in boys.
Within a few days, we were given the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and we both made the decision that we would not let anything get in the way of finding the right type of education for her. We began researching schools and connecting with moms groups online to help us determine where a good fit would be. Overwhelmingly that fit was Janus Academy.
During this time, I was working near Janus’s elementary school and each day as I drove past, I would say, ‘someday this will be Afsa’s school!’”
Fast forward to the spring of 2022… it was time to apply to Janus.
“The application process was stressful as we just knew Janus was the place for Afsa, where she would grow and learn. We met with Janus and Afsa underwent an assessment. We went home to wait for the call.
Heartbreak came when we were placed on the waitlist. The words were gut wrenching for our family to hear. But we know now that the demand for Janus is far more than the capacity, even with a recent expansion to a new campus. We told our little girl that evening she was not accepted, but we vowed to her that we will keep pushing for her.
On April 26th, we got the news we had been waiting for, Afsa was accepted to Janus!”
Click on the button to find out how Afsa is doing today.