Mar 14, 2020, Chronicle Live: New Sunderland school for autistic youngsters opens to help youngsters 'reach full potential' https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/new-sunderland-school-autistic-youngsters-17924487 MP Julie Elliott said the school was a "shining example" of setting the national agenda for the care of autistic people A new school for autistic children has opened its doors in Sunderland to help pupils "reach their full potential."… MP Julie Elliott praised the school during the opening calling the school a "shining example" of setting the national agenda for the care of autistic people. She said: “People know about this organisation around the country. You have set the path for a lot of good things that have happened nationally, and you should be proud of that. You are a shining example.” Thornhill Park, which caters to young people between the ages of four-19, currently has 45 young people but now have the facilities to take on more pupils….