By Anne Dachel
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June 17, 2014, AZ Republic: Southeast Valley school teaches children with autism
In Arizona, one out of every 64 children is born with autism spectrum disorder. This exceeds the national average of one out of every 68. Boys are even more likely to be diagnosed with autism, with one out of every 40, compared with one out of 167 girls. Parents of children with autism in Arizona face an especially difficult challenge of finding the right school for their child. They're parents like Mary. . . .
Pieceful Solutions is the first K-12 school in Arizona for children with autism spectrum disorders. Established in 2008, the Mesa-based charter school specializes in curriculum that plays to the strengths of its students. The student-to-teacher ratio is small to provide personalized attention for each student. Here, students make friends and are encouraged to participate in fun, socializing activities like cooking, yoga and karate. . . .
As a result of its successful students, Pieceful Solutions has grown. The school has two campuses, one in Chandler and one in Mesa. A third charter-school campus will open in Gilbert in July.
Arizona has a large population of children with autism. . . .
First of all, anytime a story has the phrase "born with autism," I know it's not going to be accurate. I posted a comment because maybe someone will start to be a little concerned---although it's hard to when the government, the medical community and the media tell people all the autism is just better diagnosing. The recent study that cut the estimated lifetime care care cost in half is just one effort going on to cover up the truth.
That last line is haunting and an omen for the future: "Arizona has a large population of children with autism." Wait till they have a large population of adults. The ticking time bomb.
I posted a comment.
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Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which goes on sale this Fall from Skyhorse Publishing.