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Since 1953, Potential Development School for Students with Autism has served the children and families of Mahoning Valley.

We are dedicated to providing students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder preschool through high school education, as well as therapeutic services. Our mission is to provide a safe, structured educational environment with supportive services that give our students the necessary skills and independence to lead a productive life.

For more information about our programs and services, please visit www.potentialdevelopment.org.

Developing the Potential in Every Child

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By Jeremy Lydic YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – To someone unfamiliar with the computer game Minecraft, a 14-year-old boy building a yellow Creeper character with cardboard boxes might seem like a simple art project. But to Dylan Oxley, it represents much more. Oxley is a high school freshman at Potential Development, a nonpublic charter school for children with autism. When he has anger issues, he’s excused from class to work on the project, which helps him to calm down. “The Creeper is...

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April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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