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Autism's rise tests schools

Posted on Jan 15, 2009 in Autism

Growing numbers require districts to have specialists in many educational areas. Associated Press Posted: Saturday, Jan. 03, 2009 COLUMBIA S.C. education officials say the growing number of students with autism is creating a heavy demand for school services. The number of students listed with autism as their leading disorder has more than doubled in five years, from 1,283 in 2003 to 2,685 in 2007, according to the state Education Department. Figures for 2008 were incomplete. The State newspaper in Columbia reported Friday that dealing with more students with such a wide range of abilities...

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