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Transitions school to only teach autism-spectrum students

Transitions school to only teach autism-spectrum students

3 weeks, 6 days ago by Scott Hardy

Change is effective this fall

An area agency that helps educate special-needs children says it's refocusing who it will offer educational services to.

Transitions has announced that starting this fall, their school at 721 Hampshire in The District in Quincy will only serve children with autism spectrum disorders. They had been working with kids who have severe Intellectual and Developmental disabilities as well, since 1969. Transitions Executive Director Mark Schmitz says that the change was made because of the increase in kids with autism-spectrum disorders. He says in a statement that over the past 10 years, their school population has "changed significantly." He says that over half of their students have autism spectrum disorders.

Starting this fall, Transitions students who don't have an autism-spectrum disorder will be moved to special education programs in Adams County schools.

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