DENVER (Sept. 30, 2009) - According to the United States Department of Education, more than 80 percent of children with autism are in general education classes for at least part of each day.  This means that approximately one in four general education teachers works directly with a student with autism, and nearly all school staff members interact with a student with autism on a regular basis.  Challenged by an increasing number of students diagnosed with autism in the school system, districts are struggling to prepare general education teachers and frontline paraprofessionals to educate and care...

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