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10/08/13 — A place of their own

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A place of their own

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on October 8, 2013 1:46 PM

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Jacob Thorpe, 14, uses a straw to blow paint onto an art project at New Independence Academy. The academy opened in August in the fellowship hall of Rosewood Worship Center to serve high-functioning autistic students.

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Tina Buck helps Nick Wesenberg, 9, with an art project. Students used straws to apply paint to paper after studying wind and weather all week.

A new school for high-functioning children with autism has recently opened and is appropriately named -- New Independence Academy. Housed in the fellowship hall of Rosewood Worship Center, its director, Debbie Outland, said the population served requires a unique...

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