Former Coronation Street actor Keith Duffy has helped launch a £1m campaign to open a school in Manchester for youngsters with autism.
He was joined by Paralympic cyclist Rik Waddon at the launch.
Duffy, whose daughter has autism, says dedicated schools really help youngsters with the condition.
The appeal is being run by Sale-based charity Hearts and Minds Challenge, which is dedicated to supporting children and families affected by autism.
The new centre will initially school 25 pupils aged three to 11. They'll get individually tailored lessons and learning programmes so they can develop at their own pace.
Hearts and Minds Challenge is also planning a four-day cycle ride in Spain and a ball at Manchester's Hilton Hotel to help raise the money.
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