Alabama officials to announce autism program

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Autism Task Force leaders Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. and state Rep. Cam Ward, are expected to announce an initiative for training Alabama teachers regarding autism and other developmental disorders.

Folsom and Ward are scheduled to make the announcement Wednesday in Montgomery with Dr. Mabrey Whetstone of the state Department of Education.

According to The American Autism Society says one out of every 150 children is diagnosed with autism or autism-related disorders.

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