Arizona’s first approved autism charter school set to open this summer

Arizona’s first approved autism charter school set to open this summer

By Catherine Anaya – bio | email

PHOENIX (CBS5)

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

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