Inspire Academy to offer place for children with autism

Posted: 11:00 PM, Jul 25, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-17 11:57:18Z
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A new and upcoming private school for children with autism and related disabilities is getting started in the capital city.

The Inspire Academy Autism Resource and Learning Center hosted an informational meeting outlining their purpose, mission and plans.

The purpose of this academy is to give families who do not fit the goals of the other autism schools in town another option.

Educators say most schools in town are for children who range in the lower end of the spectrum, while those on the higher end of the spectrum are a little left out.

"Students who are on the spectrum, they need guidance," said Ashley Lewis, lead educator. "They need help with social aspects and a little more attention than is able to be given at public school. We need a community for our children. We need somewhere they can go and be safe."

Inspire Academy is accepting children in kindergarten through 7th grade.

The official opening will be the 2018-2019 school year.

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