Cambridge – The Cabin, autism centre given £800,000 for a new building

The Cabin, Comberton Village, Cambridge – is an Autism Centre and has been given £800,000 for a new building to replace classrooms with ‘leaky roofs and wobbling floors’ the Cambridge News reports.

The learning centre which is for children across Cambridgeshire with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism is currently housed in mobile buildings.

Peter Allcock, head of The Cabin, said:

“The new building will allow many more children with Asperger’s and high-functioning autism to attend mainstream school and study a full curriculum alongside their peers, accessing the same education and opportunities as every other child.”

He then aded:

“We can now grow and benefit a widening community directly and indirectly and we cannot thank our supporters enough.”

The project was chosen from more than 3,000 applications to the Academies Capital Maintenance Fund.

The Cabin, which often sees its pupils offered places to study at Cambridge University, supports 23 students.

Sue Webb, from Great Cambourne, whose 15-year-old son Rory attends The Cabin, said:

“It’s absolutely fantastic – we didn’t even dare dream that The Cabin would be chosen from the thousands of applications.

The original article by Gareth McPherson in the Cambridge News can be read here