The Horizons School was launched by a small group of parents* of young adults with learning disabilities, who approached university partners to discuss ideas for a pilot program. Their children completed a high school course of study and required more support to transition to independent living. Parents and university faculty envisioned an innovative program to teach life skills on a college campus.

*We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our founding families and friends: Mr. Charles B. Webb Jr & Mrs. Jane Webb La Cagnina, Mr. William & Mrs. Patti Kramer, Mr. Nick & Mrs. Joann Gaede, Mr. Davis & Mrs. Sandra McCarty, Mr. Steve & Mrs. Ruth West, Dr. Brian Geiger, Mr. Wood Herren, Ms. Lee Yount & Mr. Marc Eason.