NORTH GLENDALE — After spending 18 years of her life as a student at College View School, Stephanie Lozano became a graduate during Friday's completion ceremony.
Teachers helped 22-year-old Lozano, who is developmentally disabled, learn sign language, sort through shapes and numbers, and socialize.
Her father, Milton Lozano, credited his daughter’s progress to the school’s staff, who he said created memorable experiences for her and the family.
“When she first started, her diagnosis was severe, now she’s at level that is very low,” he said. “Thank God she greatly benefitted from this school and I don’t know how to repay this school for what they did for my daughter because these children are a gift from God.”
Stephanie Lozano was one of three students — including Jeffrey Currie and Galoust Tandilian— who graduated from the school on Friday and will be moving on to other adult programs.
Student Shirak Akopyan, who didn’t attend the ceremony, was recognized in advance for her graduation, which will come in December.