It’s time for a party

10th anniversary celebrations for Autiativ Unit at Central St School, Hebden Bridge'Pictured are team coordinator Marion Benn, head teacher Kathryn Godfrey and Lynn Ambler, with some of the past and present pupils
10th anniversary celebrations for Autiativ Unit at Central St School, Hebden Bridge'Pictured are team coordinator Marion Benn, head teacher Kathryn Godfrey and Lynn Ambler, with some of the past and present pupils
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A SERVICE which has helped dozens of children with autism has celebrated its 10th anniversary.

The centre is based at Central Street School in Hebden Bridge and teaches children, aged four to seven, from all over the area who have austism.

Marion Benn, co-ordinator of the autism team, said: “We educate children for a period of time, usually a year, with quite intensive supervision, before they move into a mainstream school or a special school.

“Since the service started, it’s helped 39 pupils.

“It’s an essential service. It means they can learn and develop their potential. We have had some really positive feedback from parents of children who have used the provision.”

Past and present pupils and staff helped celebrate ten years of the service at the school with a party.

l Has the service supported you or anyone you know that has autism?

Tell us how valuable it has been. Email: Yoursay@halifaxcourier.co.uk