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Teamsters local donates to school for autistic children

08sobrfrandolph - Sean OÕBrien, 14-year-old student Grace Felter of Marshfield, Boston Higashi School Principal Deborah Donovan. (Handout)

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Sean O’Brien with 14-year-old student Grace Felter of Marshfield and Boston Higashi School principal Deborah Donovan.

Teamsters Local 25 President Sean O’Brien recently jogged with children at Boston Higashi School in Randolph as he announced a donation of $15,000 to the school that teaches children in the autistic spectrum.

The school, whose students range in age from 5 to 22, uses a therapeutic educational program based on physical stamina-building, emotional stability, and intellectual stimulation. Students begin each morning with a jog.

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O’Brien said the school is giving its students a chance at a better quality of life, and he said his union is “proud to support this school and its worthwhile mission.”

The Teamsters local, which has a membership of about 11,500, has raised $4 million for autism research, education, and awareness in the past 10 years.

Elaine Cushman Carroll can be reached at elaine_carroll@msn.com.
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