School for children with autism gets new computers

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) The Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center got a special delivery. Roanoke County students from the Burton Center gave the school 25 computers. Staff at the school say technology helps their students who have autism or an intellectual disability. They use computers for learning, fun, and communicating.

"Technology allows us to give them a new to communicate," said Christian Guilano. "So you can use an iPad that will give a student a voice who didn't have a voice before. Having access to computers and iPads and any type of technology opens the world to them."

Staff said once the computers are set up, students will begin using them Thursday.