autism

Science

Jake’s mice: Searching for answers to the puzzle of autism

Jake Litvag leaned in for a closer look as a lab mouse scurried around an enclosure, stopping to sniff a large block. “Hi, Jakob 1. I’m Jake,” the 16-year-old said, naming the little furry creature engineered to have the same genetic abnormality he has. That mouse and its lab-grown relatives are the first in the

Autism

New data suggests 1 in 44 US children affected by autism

New autism numbers released Thursday suggest more U.S. children are being diagnosed with the developmental condition and at younger ages. In an analysis of 2018 data from nearly a dozen states, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that among 8-year-olds, 1 in 44 had been diagnosed with autism. That rate compares

Education

Committed to Re-imagining School for our Exceptional Students

As a leader in serving students with autism and other special needs, Arizona Autism Charter School (AZACS) is committed to re-imagining school and reopening safe and strong in the 2020-21 school year! While our schools will ramp up the year with virtual learning for all students starting August 18, we plan to offer maximum choice

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