The need is growing in Lee County schools for Autism-related classrooms and teachers. Next year the school district is adding four new programs for exceptional education services at Heights Elementary, Tortuga Preserve Elementary, Harns Marsh Middle, and Challenger Middle. Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts in Lehigh Acres, 33-year-old Harold Price, did not have those types of services growing up. Now, he teaches kids with developmental disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder. "They just learn differently, they may need a couple extra seconds," Price said.
Price has Asperger's Syndrome.