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CHS community honors Autism Awareness Month

CHS community honors Autism Awareness Month

By Jessica Gold, Staff Writer

April 26, 2013

Every 11 minutes, a child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Statistics show autism now affects one in 88 children.  Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disease that affects areas of the brain such as social interaction, communication skills and cognitive function. The disorders comm...

Autism Program parents request board

Autism Program parents request board

By Stacey Stein, Online Breaking News Editor

November 21, 2011

  Parents of children in the Autism Program asked the PTSA Oct. 18 to buy a Promethean board for their classroom. The PTSA, who does not have the funds to pay for a board, has since formed a committee in order to help them obtain one.   CHS has two Autism classrooms, neither of which has a ...

iPad apps help students with autism communicate

iPad apps help students with autism communicate

By By Sonia Shekar, Staff Writer

November 21, 2011

  Many devices, from computer software to handheld tablets, have been designed to help children with autism in their everyday tasks, but now a new method is quickly emerging from an unlikely source–the iPad.   According to the website for Autism Speaks, an organization that advocates aut...

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