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(UK) School plans for autism center "to meet the growing needs of young people with autism"

April 30, 2018, (UK) York Press: Work starts on autism centre at Tadcaster Grammar School http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/16193612.Work_starts_on_autism_centre_at_North_Yorkshire_school/ A NORTH Yorkshire secondary school is looking to create a new autism centre. Tadcaster Grammar School is renovating a former art building in the school grounds in order to meet the growing needs of young people with autism who attend the school. Melanie Carroll, assistant lead teacher for vulnerable students at the school, said: "We are hoping to landscape the garden area, add a perimeter fence and create a covered area for outside learning where children can learn, play and communicate safely. … "A sensory room is also planned along with classrooms. … "Ultimately we want to be able to meet the requirements of children with more complex needs so that they can attend a local school." … She said: "We also have a few KS4 students with Autism Spectrum Condition who follow bespoke timetables and a vocational pathway who, as part of their vocational qualification/accreditation have been keen to complete work on this project - upcycling furniture, helping at a recent cake sale and painting and decorating. …