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The Debate Over Specialized Schools for Autistic Students

Driven by frustration with special education classrooms in public schools, some parents of autistic children are turning to private schools that specialize in autism spectrum disorders as an alternative.

Students at Austin Discovery School work on a project at the Texas charter school on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011.

Driven by frustration with special education classrooms in public schools, some parents of autistic children are turning to private schools that specialize in autism spectrum disorders as an alternative. Although parents and advocacy groups disagree about the merits of each approach, some policymakers tout a fully inclusive, integrated classroom model as the best solution. (NPR)

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