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By Ben Roberts - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Autism Center is growing.  It's moving into a building on West 3rd Avenue. They'll continue their current services there, but they'll also start a private school.

It will open with a summer social program in June. Classes start in August. Center Director Diane Blocker said, "We'll still do the one on one therapy for children with autism, and Bridgewood Academy will be a private school that focuses mainly on academics for children with autism and children with special needs."

Therapist Holly Pait says kids get a lot out of the center's programs, and so do the adults who work with them.  "It just takes a lot of love. It's a lot of care and a lot of love, and if you show the children that, you get it back in return, and that is the most gratifying thing," she said.

The school will only serve five students its first year. The Autism Center was able to open it thanks to $20,000 raised recently at a Bid for Bachelors Auction. You can find out more about Bridgewood Academy at www.bridgewoodacademy.homestead.com.


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