Expect More Arizona: High expectations for all students shouldn’t come with caveats

| May 4, 2016

By Pearl Chang Esau and Daniel Openden • Expect More Arizona

John is bilingual. He is 26 years old and will soon start a new job. He holds two college degrees and is on his way to living independently. What you might find surprising is that John has autism.

April is Autism Awareness Month. In Arizona, one of every 66 children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The prevalence rate of autism here is slightly higher than the national rate likely due to efforts by organizations like the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) that focus on diagnosing the disorder early with the goal of connecting families to vital early-intervention services.

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