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(UK) Hertsfordshire opens home for autistic kids; "growing needs of children and young people"

June 24, 2019, Herts Advertiser: New care home for children with autism and learning disabilities opens in St Albans https://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/education/new-st-albans-children-s-care-home-opened-1-6121886 The facility is in a previously disused building and can accommodate four young people, with extra room for emergency placements. It was officially opened by Hertfordshire County Council's cabinet member for children, young people and families, Cllr Teresa Heritage, alongside Maria Fiddimore from operators MacIntyre Care. This facility has been opened to meet HCC's increasing demand for SEND (special educational needs and disability) provision. Speaking at the official ribbon cutting, Cllr Heritage said: "We are delighted to open this welcoming new facility which demonstrates our commitment to providing residential accommodation to meet the growing needs of children and young people with autism and learning disabilities in Hertfordshire. … HCC has worked in partnership with Herts Valleys and East and North Hertfordshire CCGs, education partners, and social care provider MacIntyre Care, to open the home. MacIntyre deliver learning, support and care for more than 1,500 children, young people and adults with autism and learning disabilities. … No Limits is a flexible education programme for young people with complex needs who cannot access a formal, full-time education. All of the young St Albans residents will be enrolled at local specialist schools and the home will be run by staff who are trained and compliant with Ofsted's Children's Home Regulations….