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School for students with Autism to open in Roanoke this year


Centra Rivermont School (WSET)
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ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Centra, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Lynchburg, is opening its 2nd Rivermont School location in Roanoke which will be dedicated to serving students with autism and other developmental disabilities.

According to a press release, Rivermont Schools provide a therapeutic educational program for students ages six to 22 with special needs.

The school, located at 1314 Riverland Rd. SE will open on Aug. 19.

“Rivermont Autism Program – Roanoke, in addition to traditional classrooms, will have a sensory room, an independent living apartment, a Speech, Physical, and Occupational therapy room, activity room, and outdoor playground. Our team consists of Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Board Certified assistant Behavior Analysts, Special Education Teachers, and Mental Health Associates. These professionals ensure that ABA techniques and methodologies are incorporated throughout individualized programs with an emphasis on communication, academics, life skills, vocational skills, and social skills. We are so pleased to be able to expand these services in the Roanoke Valley,” said Brian Summo, Roanoke principal.

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Rivermont Schools are licensed by the Virginia Department of Education and accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Educational Facilities (VAISEF) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (AdvancED-SACS).

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