"More help for autistic children"

The North East Autism Society says the region has a good record on autism, but more always needs to be done.

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SAFC players walk for autism centre

Sunderland's Stadium of Light Credit: ITV

Sunderland football players will support a campaign for a new Centre for Autism in the North East. Members of the team will join families affected by autism on a mile-long fundraising walk around the Stadium of Light.

The money raised will help the North East Autism Society build a central base in Newton Aycliffe, to provide specialist services and support for families.

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