Countess of Wessex opening Chitra Sethia Autism Centre
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Countess of Wessex opens Fulbourn's adult autism centre

5 September 2013 Last updated at 14:58 BST

A pioneering centre for adults with autism has been officially opened by the Countess of Wessex.

The £1.5m Chitra Sethia Autism Centre, at the Fulbourn Hospital site near Cambridge, is the first of its kind in the UK.

The countess, who is Patron of the National Autistic Society, said Cambridgeshire was blazing a trail and she hoped the centre would be replicated across the country.

Centre director Professor Simon Baron-Cohen said it would be supporting adults who had been overlooked in their childhood.