Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett opened its doors 27 years ago with four students and has been growing and changing ever since to meet the needs of students. We currently serve 60 students ranging in age from 2 to mid-twenties. There is no typical student at Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett. We have students with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, behavior disorders and many other conditions. No two students have the same challenges, and no two have the same dreams and goals. Some are headed to college. Others want to live independently, have friends, and feel productive. All our students receive individualized attention from our experienced and compassionate teachers, several of whom have disabilities similar to the students they teach. These teachers are proof that people with disabilities can lead happy, fulfilling lives.
In 2013, the board of directors determined that to move forward and meet the needs of more students, the school needed to embark on a capital campaign and build its much-needed, long-dreamed-about permanent facility.
The board oversees a campaign committee, which is responsible for executing the "If We Build It, They Will Grow" Capital Campaign.