David Harms, a teen with autism, was not doing well in a school environment; his mom decided to try virtual learning. David is now a student at Utah Virtual Academy K-12 program. Susan Harms, his mom, explained that he was overloaded with sensory input and had behavioral issues in the traditional school environment. Although the virtual academy was not created specifically for special needs students, many seem to do well because they can work at home at their own pace. The school provides instructors who use Blackboard as the interaction tool. They also provide art supplies and science supplies. In addition, the school coordinates David's IEP with the Harms as well as speech and occupational therapy.