Help Woods congratulate 29 students who graduated from The Woods Schools on June 29! We are so excited to see where these amazing, talented individuals will head next in their journeys.
Of the 29 who graduated, 10 will transition to Woods’ adult day enrichment program, where they will receive support with socialization, vocational training, health and wellness and purpose. Nine of the graduates will transition into Woods’ work center where they will start employment with the help of The Woods Enterprises. 10 are leaving Woods to move back home or into a community group home.
“I, along with my fellow staff here at Woods, am very proud of this year’s graduates of The Woods Schools for their dedication and determination to complete their education,” said Tine Hansen-Turton, president and CEO of Woods. “Their passion to excel and continually raise the bar for themselves and those surrounding them is inspiring. I am fully confident in their abilities to contribute their talents and rays of light to the world.”
The Woods Schools include the Gardner Education Center and Crestwood Education Center. They provide students of ages 5-22 with year-round special education and supports to help them meet their educational, emotional, behavioral and medical needs, as well as their personal goals. The students are provided instruction through an evidence-based, state-approved curriculum that includes reading, language arts, math, science and social students, health and physical education, vocational training, the arts and more.
Check out the photos below from our graduation ceremony on June 29 in the Gardner Education Center, and help us congratulate the Woods’ Class of 2022!