Autism Center Raising Money for Bus

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Oasis NC, a center that supports children with autism is currently raising money for a school bus, reported WWAY

The center offers a day school and an afterschool program, and currently, teachers use their own personal vehicles to transport students between the center and the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

“With a bus we would obviously be able to put our students all in one place which makes it a little easier to keep track of and that would allow us to travel to more place,” said Erika Merriman, center director. “There’s so many things to do in Wilmington that could really helps them generalize what they are learning about in the classroom whether it’s an academic skill, but most importantly for our student’s social skills,” Merriman said. “So helping them interactive with the community in a polite way will really help them later with getting jobs and being a successful citizen.”