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Campbelltown Council exploring library programs for children with autism

Campbelltown Council in Sydney will run a trial program for children with autism, reports the Daily Telegraph.

A motion for the council to prepare a report on options to improve the learning of children on the autism spectrum was passed at a council meeting last week. Councillor Margaret Chivers said that just as ‘ramps and wider doors’ are regularly available to those who need them, residents with autism also need support.

‘Of course children with autism can go into the library at any time and use the resources already there but to have a special set of circumstances available to them … I think they deserve that,’ said Chivers. ‘By doing this we become a council which says we know you’re there, we know you want to learn and we know you can learn.’

The motion was supported by all councillors.


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