Arizona’s first approved autism charter school set to open this summer
Recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show one in 64 children in Arizona are diagnosed with autism.
It’s a staggering number and a heart-wrenching process for parents of children with autism when it comes to finding the right school for their child.
But a Phoenix mom is serving that need with the state’s first approved tuition-free charter school focused on children with autism.
Her experience comes as the mother of 11-year-old Sammy, who has come a long way since he was officially diagnosed with autism at age 2.
“You wanna see a change. You want your child to be happy, to make progress and to succeed,” said Diana Diaz-Harrison, founder of Arizona Autism Charter School. Continue reading