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Schools respond to growing number of autistic students

Special classes and programs meet needs of more students

9:30 AM, May 5, 2013
Schools' strategies for handling autistic students
Schools' strategies for handling autistic students: Saturday, May 4: Green Bay and other school districts are seeing an increase in students with autism. Educators from Howard Elementary School discuss the issue.
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After the morning bell rings at Howard Elementary School, Jordan Miles reads a book while his classmates work on reading and writing projects of their own.

The first-graders move from station to station practicing language skills as Jordan sits quietly at his desk turning pages, or later, listens to audio books with other students.

Jordan is one of a growing number if students with autism in area schools and others throughout the U.S. Like most, he spends the majority of his school day in a regular classroom, although some assignments may be tweaked. And he visits an occupational therapist ...

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