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Sense-Ability School raising money for scholarship fund

A Great Falls school that focuses on students with autism is asking the community for help establishing a scholarship fund.

Sense-Ability School’s one child/one year scholarship campaign is looking to raise $21,000 to help a student attend the program.

Sense-Ability School Executive Director Sharon Altschwager said students on the autism spectrum can struggle with sensory overload in traditional classroom settings.

The school is a year round program that has services for students from kindergarten through 8th grade.

They hope this scholarship will make it possible for a Great Falls family to help their student succeed.

“A lot of children on the spectrum learn best one on one, and so that way they have that quieter atmosphere,” says Altschwager. “We can work also with applied behavior analysis here at the school so that we can work on specific behaviors that are hindering them from learning academics,” she explains.

The school is a nonprofit and all donations made to the scholarship fund are tax deductible.

If you are interested in giving to the scholarship fund, you can donate to their GoFundMe page or contact the school by phone at 406-952-0281.

-Reported by Joe Huisinga/MTN News

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