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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Charter Schools

In The Politics of Autism, I write about special education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools has a new report titled Key Trends in Special Education in Charter Schools: A Secondary Analysis of the Civil Rights Data Collection

  • [Among students with disabilities} charter schools report higher percentages of enrollment of students with specific learning disabilities—the largest category of students with disabilities served under IDEA (49.49% vs. 45.98%), autism (7.2% vs. 6.53%), and emotional disturbance(5.06% vs. 4.10%) compared to traditional public schools.
  • Most specialized schools (62.04%) have a focus on two or more IDEA categories. In terms of more specific disability categories,emotional disturbance (13.14%) and autism (10.95%) are the most represented 
These charter schools focus on autism:
  • Arizona Autism Charter Schools Phoenix AZ 
  • South Florida Autism Charter School Inc. Hialeah FL 
  • The Hope Charter Center for Autism Jensen Beach FL
  • Florida Autism Charter School of Excellence Tampa FL 
  • Renaissance Learning Academy West Palm Beach FL 
  • Palm Beach School for Autism Lake Worth FL 
  • Princeton House Charter Orlando FL 
  • Renaissance Learning Center West Palm Beach FL
  • Margaret Brent Regional Center New Carrollton MD 
  • Lionsgate Academy Crystal MN 
  • Broome Street Academy Charter HighSchool Orange NY 
  • New York Center for Autism Charter School New York NY
  • The Autism Academy of Learning Toledo OH 
  • Autism Model School Toledo OH 
  • The Foundation School for Autism San Antonio TX