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How this school is challenging the status quo for kids with autism

February 10, 2016

A Los Angeles-based school, STEM3 Academy, is gaining nationwide attention for its innovative program for students with autism.

The classes are designed to be completely hands-on, with students working on projects and "homework" in the classroom, while learning the next day's lesson at home. 

The students are gifted in math and science, though have fallen behind in their social and communications skills, making the group and project-based learning environment especially helpful for them, CNN Money reported.

"As far as we know, we're the nation's only STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)-curriculum school for students with these needs," Dr. Ellis Crasnow, the school's director, told CNN. "Our goal is to help them realize their potential for achievement in school, in college and later in a STEM-based career."

Read more about this program on CNN Money.

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