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Schools must consider parents’ viewpoint in educating children with autism spectrum disorder

We read your recent article (“Studying changes in autism services,” April 28) with great interest. As special education advocates, we are frequently hired by parents of children in need of special education services.

As the article notes, there has been a dramatic increase in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released data suggesting the prevalence of autism in children could be as high as 1 in 50.

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