Students from Sligo Institute of Technology help autistic teens at St. Christopher's Jenny Clarkson campus in Valhalla
VALHALLA - A college exchange program is allowing five students from Ireland to help autistic teens in Valhalla.
The interns are currently living and volunteering at St. Christopher's Jenny Clarkson campus, a residential treatment center that helps teens with behavioral and learning disabilities.
The volunteers attend Sligo Institute of Technology back in Ireland and have plans to work in social care.
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The college in Ireland has been sending students to St. Christopher's Jennie Clarkson campus every year for nearly a decade.
The goal of the program, which lasts three months, is to expose both sides to different cultures and create meaningful bonds.