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Canton, CT: New day school for "growing subset of students of special services"

With a growing subset of students in need of special services, the Fresh Start School at the FOCUS Center for Autism, in Canton, was feeling squeezed. “We had to turn down some kids,” said Donna Swanson, who founded the nonprofit with her husband, Fred Evans, in 2000. T That’s less of an issue today, as the Fresh Start School - which provides a full day of school for children who have been pulled from their local schools - has found a nearby space that allows them to say yes to more who might need that service…. The nonprofit has also added a new van, which lets it take more students out on trips into the community…. As the nonprofit approaches its 20th anniversary in 2020, they said they are continuing to adapt to what’s new. That includes offering yoga once a week and more activities, like visiting the Storyteller’s Cottage in Simsbury….


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