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FROM THE Special Needs

New speech and language therapy center, dedicated to providingspeech and language therapy to children and young adults withautism , will open October 5. Julie Martin, M.A., a licensed andcertified speech language pathologist specializing in the area ofautism, will head the center that teaches communication strategiesand social skills for kids to cope within the demands of everydaylife. The Center offers four programming options to address thevarying needs of the autism spectrum. Hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Monday through Saturday. The center is currently conductingcomplimentary in-home program evaluations ($225.00 value) throughOctober 5, 2009. For more information or to schedule an evaluation,please call 888-288-7667 or visit the Web site.

Days/Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.