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Autism in Virginia

Kate Simon

Autism in Virginia

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and for the entire month WMRA explores the issues surrounding autism with a new series, "Autism in Virginia."

This series of six stories explores how autism intersects with everyday life.  We’ll examine autism in the classroom, new approaches to autism education and new therapies, how law enforcement agencies train to deal with autistic individuals, and how the "intersectionality" of socioeconomic factors such as race, gender and religion affect how autistic individuals are treated in society.

Support for WMRA’s special series "Autism in Virginia" is provided by Paul Obaugh Ford and Lincoln, a family owned dealership for more than fifty years, in Staunton on Lee Jackson Highway, or at obaugh.com.