Monday, March 12, 2012

New School Recruiting Undiagnosed Students

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The founders of a new Harlem charter school for students with high-functioning autism are hitting neighborhood streets to recruit undiagnosed children.
Officials from the Neighborhood Charter School of Harlem, slated to open in mid-August, have spent the last year talking to preschool parents about the signs of autism through visits to dozens of schools, local stores, hair salons and laundromats.
"We know statistically that there are as many high functioning autistic kids in low income neighborhoods as anywhere else," said Neighborhood’s co-founder Patti Soussloff. "We wanted to make sure the school is available to all those people with our huge outreach program."

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