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Carlisle, PA: Autism school to expand due to "greater demand"

Oct 24, 2021, Carlisle (PA) Sentinel: Where It Stands: The New Story School on York Road has been providing support to autistic children since fall 2020 https://cumberlink.com/news/local/education/where-it-stands-the-new-story-school-on-york-road-has-been-providing-support-to/article_6519e506-d445-59fa-8bb1-6c81f92daf63.html

A greater demand for services at a more centralized location prompted New Story Schools about a year ago to open a branch campus at 346 York Road in South Middleton Township…. This prompted New Story officials to search for buildings farther west that match the company profile of having everything on one floor within at least 20,000 square feet…. New Story Schools leased the building in February 2020, about a month before the outbreak of COVID-19 forced the closure of public schools. Seven months later, in September 2020, the York Road campus received its license from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide autism support services. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with districts in Cumberland County to help support students with an autism spectrum disorder that are in need of an alternative educational placement,” Arnold said. “We look forward to being an active member in the Carlisle community and collaborating with families and districts to best support our students.”… Forty-six staff positions support an enrollment of about 45 students in grades K-12 from districts throughout Cumberland County and the Chambersburg area. Staff members include a speech therapist, an occupational therapist, a behavioral analyst and behavior consultants, Arnold said. “We have no more than eight students per classroom.”…


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