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Romania’s first school for autistic children to open in Cluj

The first school for children with autism in Romania will open in Cluj-Napoca this autumn, with seven pre-school and primary classes and a maximum of 42 students, Mediafax reports. The President of the Autism Transylvania Association (AAT), Milena Pruna, told a press conference yesterday that the new school would use teaching and leaning methods never used so far in Romania, in cooperation with a relevant school in the UK. According to her, the school will have a total of seven classes of six students each, therefore a maximum of 42 pupils in total. ‘There will be pre-school and primary classes, from kindergarten up to the 4th grade (…). The school will be equipped with speech therapy, kinetotherapy, ergotherapy, music therapy rooms, Pruna said. According to her, the teachers ho will work in the new school will e trained before the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. A seasonal garden will be set up on the premises, behind the school building. ‘With this project, the children will have access to a range of stimulus making learning more effective’, Pruna explained.

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