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Royal Palm Beach, FL: Autism school opens this fall

Aug 30, 2023, Palm Beach Post: 'We pulled a miracle': School for children with autism relocates to Royal Palm Beach

The Learning Center, a charter school that serves children with autism, secured its new home in Royal Palm Beach days before classes were to start.

Students of The Learning Center, a school that caters to children with autism, stepped into a new campus in August.

After operating in Jupiter for eight years, the school relocated to Royal Palm Beach this summer to the former site of the Western Academy charter school along Southern and Royal Palm Beach boulevards.

“We pulled a miracle,” said Cathy Sharp, the school’s PTO president. “We didn't know if we were going to open on time.”

The Learning Center, founded in 1999, is a tuition-free charter school for children with autism-spectrum disorder from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. It offers low teacher-to-student ratios and personalized education plans, based on each student’s needs.

The public school receives funding from the state’s Education Finance Program and operates within the School District of Palm Beach County….


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