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Tucson, AZ: New autism school in Tucson; parents "excited"

Updated: Aug 11, 2019

July 30, 2019, KOLD13, Tucson, AZ: New school brings more autism resources to Tucson https://www.kold.com/2019/07/30/new-school-brings-more-autism-resources-tucson/ Parents in southern Arizona say resources for students with autism can be hard to come by and that’s why they’re excited about a new school in Tucson. The Phoenix-based Autism Academy for Education and Development is opening its first Tucson location near Broadway Boulevard and Kolb Road at the old Sonoran Science Academy. Regional Director Shawn Davis said the chain of private schools received a lot of phone calls and messages from parents asking them to expand to southern Arizona. She said that’s a reflection of how limited resources can be for parents who have children with autism, including herself. Davis has a son with autism and said she faced struggles at traditional schools. … Davis said the school is designed to serve students with autism, catering to their specific needs through such features as a sensory room.