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Specialty charter school seeing surge in enrollment for upcoming school year

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-26 19:00:19-04

PHOENIX — With so much uncertainty still surrounding how and when school buildings can safely reopen, parents of students with special needs are taking their own actions to make sure their child's needs are met.

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The Arizona Autism Charter School in Phoenix says enrollment numbers are up heading into this school year, with at least 100 more students registering than expected.'

The school's director says many of those families want smaller class sizes and specialized services.

"Students with autism and special needs are the priority, and as we re-imagined education within this new reality, students with autism continue to be the priority, the whole spectrum of students and their special needs," said Founder and Executive Director Diana Diaz-Harrison.

School starts September 1. Most students will attend in person but they do offer a hybrid and fully-remote option.