Thursday, August 11, 2011

Autism Population Doubles in St. Louis

St. Louis- MO

The Granite City School District is increasing training for teachers to handle children with autism issues. The number of students with the disability has more than doubled in four years, officials said.
"The most exciting part for me is that their brains work differently, so we get to figure out the way they're thinking," said Kelly Rathbun, of the LaGrange Area Department of Special Education, who led a class about the issue last week at the Granite City Early Childhood Center.

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