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Las Vegas: Autism academy hosts open house

Mar 30, 2023, KLAS, Las Vegas: Academy focused on children with autism to hold open house https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/academy-focused-on-educating-children-with-autism-to-hold-open-house/amp/

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Earlier this month, the CDC reported that one in 36 kids has autism spectrum disorder.

To address their needs, the Accelerated Learning Academy is hosting an open house Saturday to introduce parents to their services. The academy, which opened in 2021, is offering inclusive classrooms from Pre-K through 5th grade. …

According to the Clark County School District, around 13% of students are identified as having autism and the district does have resources for those children but some families were looking for more.

Keith McIntyre said he found those resources at the academy and since January he’s had the pleasure of hearing his non-verbal 7-year-old son talk for the first time….

Currently, students are registered as home school students as the academy seeks accreditation as a private school. Tuition is $18,000 a year. The academy is fundraising to establish scholarships for students….


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