The NYC Autism Charter School Hopes to Open Second Location
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Other class topics can include how to tolerate a haircut, how to have a conversation and how to play catch. Students also take piano lessons, with a holiday recital that gives parents a chance to see their kids perform, which is an extra special treat for them.
"If you have a child with autism, the drudgery of going to your kids play or soccer practice or whatever, they don’t have that opportunity," Fisher said. "What becomes mundane for most families is something our families would die to do."
The school has already turned in its application for another branch and should have a decision by April. The new spot is planned for either School District 7 or School District 9, which encompass several South Bronx neighborhoods including Mott Haven, Melrose, Concourse and Highbridge.
Mildred Arjona, whose five-year-old son attends the NYC Autism Charter School, said the school had been extremely beneficial for her child and that opening a second branch in The Bronx was a great idea.
“I think it’s going to be helpful for a lot of children,” she said, “and a lot of families, too.”
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