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What School Could Be If It Were Designed for Kids With Autism. See more national education news here

| January 14, 2020
What School Could Be If It Were Designed for Kids With Autism. See more national education news here

A charming, bright 5-year-old stands out in his classroom at Maurice Wollin elementary school, on Staten Island, as an extremely social, kind, and curious child. He remembers more about his peers—names, significant events, likes and dislikes—than almost any other kindergartner at his school does.

But despite his genuine interest in his classmates and their well-being, he often struggles with interpreting their feelings and intentions—he has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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