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Worcester, MA: Special school adds "playground for students with autism"

Dec 2, 2022, Spectrum News 1, Worcester, MA: New playground for students with autism opens in Worcester

A new playground geared for students on the autism spectrum opened Friday at the Center for Applied Behavioral Instruction.

The nonprofit serves nearly 100 students ages 6 to 21 with autism spectrum disorder.

They said the outdoor play space will allow students to have a more typical recess experience, as well as work on fine motor and gross motor skills.

"It was absolutely a missing asset that we had," said executive director Brian Doyle. …

The nonprofit special education school serves students from school districts in central Massachusetts. The playground was funded mostly through fundraisers and donations.


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