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New York City: 17,015 students have autism

June 14, 2017, New York Times: For Children With Autism, No More Being Hushed https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/nyregion/for-children-with-autism-no-more-being-hushed.html?_r=1 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.