New autism program opening in Southeast Roanoke

The school opens Aug. 19

ROANOKE, Va. – A new autism program is coming to Roanoke next month. 

Centra will be opening its second Rivermont Autism program school on Riverland Road. 

Students ages 6 to 22 with autism and other developmental disabilities will receive therapeutic help. 

The organization says the Roanoke location will have traditional classrooms, a sensory room, independent living apartments and a playground. 

The school opens Aug. 19.