Jeremiah School moving classes to Coalition for Kids facility

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Parents with an autistic child will soon have a new opportunity to help their little one.

Starting this August the Jeremiah School in Johnson City will share space at the Coalition for Kids building on Susannah Street. The school is now accepting applications for children ages 10 to 16 who fall into the mild to moderate spectrum.

School executive director Amy Lowe tells News 5 that she believes the school is better fitting for autistic students than the normal classroom because students with autism require a lot of movement throughout the day and learn by visual and hands on experiences.

"We want to help them feel to feel accepted, to feel comfortable. Less anxious so that they can learn and not just feel all pretty much stressed throughout the day," she said.

WIP Financial Group has offered to match any donations made for school needs and scholarships up to $25,000 through the end of May. For more items that they are in need of or to donate, click here.

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