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Autism campus opens in Ayrshire
Daldorch House School
The new centre offers continuing education for young adults
A campus for young adults with autism has opened in East Ayrshire.

Daldorch House School, in Catrine, offers continuing education and supported living for 16 to 21-year-olds from across Scotland.

Shona Pinkerton, school principal, said: "Autism is a serious condition; the right support at the right time can make an enormous difference."

The National Autistic Society Scotland said the facility was the first of its type in the country.

Daldroch House is one of six schools managed by The National Autistic Society across the UK.

The new campus will provide 27 residential and eight day places for young people with autism who require intensive and specialised support.

Adam Ingram, the minister for children and early years, said: "This innovative new campus will provide invaluable support to young people with autism.

"Facilities like this campus at Daldorch will help inspire and energise pupils with an autism spectrum disorder and other complex needs at a vital time in their lives, developing skills and increasing their chances."




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