The Golden Key Center is a unique school comparable to no other.
The Golden Key was co-founded by Terry Frank M Ed, Autism Intervention, Educational Specialist and Katherine Catazaro-Perry, registered nurse and mother of a special needs child. With help from The Arc of Stark County and collaboration with Stark MRDD, The Golden Key opened its doors by offering a summer camp specifically for children with special needs. The community needs for these services proved to be essential, and our school became open for year-round services on November 8, 2008. We became an Autism Scholarship Provider that year and a Provider under the Jon Peterson Scholarship two years later.
We have since evolved into a fully encompassed school that services students from over 18 local school districts. We continue to provide the affordable before and after school services that started our journey twelve years ago.
Terry Frank has continued to serve as our executive director since the founding.