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N. Dakota: Number of autistic students doubles in 8 yrs; is it a real increase or wider definition?

Jan 26, 2018, Fox News, Bismarck, ND, Autistic students in North Dakota doubles since 2010 http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/Autistic-students-in-North-Dakota-doubles-since-2010-471340234.html The number of autistic students in North Dakota is rapidly increasing, nearly doubling since 2010, causing a greater need for special education. The State Education Funding Committee announced they will be receiving an increase in funding for special education, and it's needed as the number of students diagnosed with autism is rapidly increasing. … In 2010 only about 600 North Dakotan students were diagnosed with autism. Now that number has nearly doubled. “Those numbers seem to be growing all the time, and is it actual increases in special education needs or is it because we're widening the definition? We need to have these conversations to find out what it is,” said Sen. David Rust, R-Tioga. …