The Autism Hope Center opens at Columbus Technical College

The Autism Hope Center officially opened at Columbus Technical College Thursday with tours of the facility for parents, teachers and supporters of the new school.

The Model Pre-School Program is a collaborative effort between the Programs for Exceptional Students of Muscogee County School District and the Autism Hope Center to work with children three to five years old.

Autistic youngsters learn and play with non-autistic children who serve as peer models.

The center will also provide training opportunities for college students and other professionals who work with autistic children.