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Leah Mitchell with her therapist Stacey Robinson

Like most parents of special needs children, the Mitchells began searching for help on how to best meet Leah’s needs. “When your child is born, you have this innate vision of what their life is going to look like. Parents of children with special needs must quickly come to grips with the reality that their child may never be like their typical peers,” said Whitnee.

-Whitnee Mitchell

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When Leah was four years old, the couple moved to Lakeland where a church friend pointed them to Achievement Academy, a non-profit United Way agency and fully accredited public Charter School serving children with special needs from birth through age five. Whitnee immediately applied to have Leah placed on the waiting list. It was a long summer. Then, five days before the school year started, the Mitchells received the news that there was a space for Leah. „

Heartland LIVING Dec 2017-Jan 2018 Issue  

Heartland Living is published bimonthly by Heartland Publications & Marketing. Serving the Heartland of Florida - Sebring, FL - we highlight...

Heartland LIVING Dec 2017-Jan 2018 Issue  

Heartland Living is published bimonthly by Heartland Publications & Marketing. Serving the Heartland of Florida - Sebring, FL - we highlight...