Meet Jaxson – An AQ Story
1 Dec 2022
"Jaxson has a love for plants and gardening and recently started a small business selling grafted plants. He now has the confidence to talk to his customers and is excited to show off his plants."
School was always a challenge for 14 old Jaxson. He was turned away from more schools than mum Rebecca likes to remember, and there were few other options available.
Without the necessary supports in his mainstream school to support his autism, ADHD, anxiety and sensory processing difficulties, Jaxon had difficulty learning and started falling behind. In Year 7 he was scholastically at year 5 level.
He experienced regular panic attacks and was unable to fit in with his peers. His behaviour was often overlooked or dismissed because he looked “normal”, he became reluctant to attend school and when he did, would spend 95% of his time in the sick bay.
Fast forward to Term 4 of the 2022 school year where a happy, confident and supported Jaxson is now a full-time student at the AQ School Sunnybank Hills campus.
Rebecca said the change in her son has been remarkable.
“I’ve just started finding out who he is,” she said.
“Jaxon loves the therapy dogs and is forming friendships at school. He’s showing leadership skills and recognising when others in his class need help. He’s even started high-fiving them and has been invited to his first ever birthday parties.”
Rebecca explained the teachers and support staff at AQ School have helped Jaxson build his confidence.
“He loves coming to school and is finally getting the support he needs to thrive.”
Jaxson has a love for plants and gardening and recently started a small business selling grafted plants. He now has the confidence to talk to his customers and is excited to show off his plants.
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