Sunderland restaurant gets autistic children into the Christmas spirit

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CHRISTMAS came early for youngsters at a city restaurant.

Fifty children and support staff from the Autism Spectrum Provision (ASP) at Farringdon Community Sports College were invited to Amore 2 in Ashbrooke Sports Club to kick off their festivities.

The kids had a break from lessons to enjoy a festive lunch and disco, hosted by the Italian restaurant chain in the club’s function suite.

Farringdon Community Sports College headteacher Howard Kemp said: “We are very grateful to Amore Restaurant and Ashbrooke Sports Club for staging our Autism Provision Christmas Party. This is an important event in the provision calendar and the restaurant has been welcoming and very accommodating to both the staff and students.

“The ASP at Farringdon Community Sports College supports 32 students aged 11 – 16 from across Sunderland. With support, these students are able to access a full range of subjects across the curriculum.”

ASP works to help those it supports participate fully in the life of Farringdon School.

Kam Chera, owner of Amore, said: “We were delighted to be in a position to welcome the children from Farringdon ASP. At this time of year it’s really important to make sure everyone can join in with the festivities.”