Double Churches Middle School adds new wing for students with autism

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Double Churches Middle School in Columbus celebrated a new addition to its school Thursday.

A ribbon cutting was held for the expansion of classrooms for students with autism to a full wing.  The wing was expanded to include five Marcus Model classrooms with three additional full-time teachers and six para professionals.

Monica Watkin, a learning specialist, says the new wing will have a tremendous impact on students with autism.

"It gives our kids a lot more opportunity to be involved in the general education classroom and we have a lot more support staffing wise," says Watkin.

Double Churches Middle is the second school in Muscogee County to have an autism wing. Jordan High School also as the addition to its school.

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