Is the subject of Autism in California taboo?
What are the statistics? How many are affected by Autism in California?
If you mentioned to a local that you are Autistic in California will that lead to ridicule?
What are the names of the support groups for Autism families in California?
Does California provide free and public schooling, therapy and services for those on the Autism Spectrum?
Autism in Calif. Schools jumps 7 percent
More than 97,000 California public school students have been diagnosed as autistic, a number that has risen sevenfold since 2001, according to the latest data from the state Department of Education. Numbers rose 6,500 in the past year, a 7 percent increase Ref. Source 6b.
There are 62,500 students with special needs in Los Angeles public schools. What happens to them during the teachers' strike? The Los Angeles school district says plans are in place to accommodate students with developmental disabilities during a teachers’ strike. Educators walked out Monday in the nation’s second-largest school district. But some parents are concerned their children could be set back without individualized special education and a consistent routine. Source 4l.