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Autism scheme will meet needs of kids'

PUBLISHED: 16:56 08 April 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 12 August 2010

A NEW centre for autistic children has been approved. Bromley council approved the new Riverside Beckenham Autistic Spectrum Disorder Centre,

A NEW centre for autistic children has been approved.

Bromley council approved the new Riverside Beckenham Autistic Spectrum Disorder Centre, which will be located on the site of the former Woodbrook Special School in Hayne Road, Beckenham.

It will provide 45 additional autism specific places and will be used by Riverside School, which currently has 160 places for children between the ages of 4 and 19.

Councillor Ernest Noad, portfolio holder for children, said: "The scheme will enable most children's needs to be met in Bromley so that they do not have to travel long distances to school each day."

There will now be a six week consultation period for anyone who wants to object to make their views known.

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