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More than half a million American kids have been diagnosed with some form of autism, and those numbers are growing all the time. These kids need special instruction and care, and private schools like The May Institute have developed curricula specific to their needs. However, private schools require tuitions that are simply out of reach for many families. The other option, public school, is more financially appealing, but can classes, schedules, and lessons designed for average students flex to accommodate the needs of autistic kids? If you have a child with autism, what choices have you made about his or her education?