The day I opened the newspaper and read Sas Boot's article on Acato changed our lives. For almost two years, my son had been sitting at home for the most part. And he was slipping away more and more. He has an IQ of 129 but nowhere was there a safe place for my 14-year old. Here, children are allowed to be who they really are. And they work with so much love and passion. My son has blossomed from day one. He has hope for his future again. At Acato, he is studying for his secondary school diploma and, in practical terms, for an interior stylist. He goes every day with great pleasure and comes home happy. What a miracle. Thanks to Acato, there's a future for my child and as a mother I can live again now that my child is happy again.