New York City: 17,015 students have autism

June 14, 2017, New York Times: For Children With Autism, No More Being Hushed This year, 17,015 students in New York City public schools were classified as having autism as a disability, up from 13,685 in 2014-15. In recent years, a growing number of autistic students have been integrated into classrooms with general education students, with many of them being served in the Nest program. However, there been a rise in special educational needs.