A new school for students with special needs, named after esteemed neuroscientist Brenda Milner, has opened up in a suburb of Montreal. Milner, who is 101 years old, delivered a speech at the much-anticipated inauguration of L’École Régionale Brenda Milner – Brenda Milner Regional School in Châteauguay on October 6.
This new specialized school has a regional mandate and will accommodate 90 students, aged 4 to 21, with profound or moderate-to-severe intellectual disabilities and associated disorders. Students will be supported by several specialists: specialized teachers, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists. In addition to classrooms, the school has multi-sensory rooms, specialized areas for music therapy, occupational therapy, a therapeutic pool, gymnasium and outdoor playground.