logo
Featured on 40:     HRL: Smith Vocational     Gas Tracker     40's Friends     Brittany vs. Pie     Weather Discussion    

Proposal Calls for New Strategies on Autism

autism

BOSTON (AP) — State lawmakers are proposing new strategies for addressing the needs of a growing number of children diagnosed with autism.

The House of Representatives will consider a bill later this week to create a state Autism Commission and develop a training program to help school districts and teachers educate students with autism and keep them in regular classrooms, whenever possible.

The bill would also allow families to set up tax-exempt savings accounts to help them care for disabled children and cover costs for education, medical care and other needs.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Winthrop, says the bill would make Massachusetts a leader in caring for people with autism.


Comments

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.
blog comments powered by Disqus