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is autism really considered "special needs" and this is a real question, i really don't know?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:22 PM on May. 7, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • Yes it is. It is a mental disability and a child with autism has special needs that differ from those of a child without the handicap.
    imamommmmyyy

    Answer by imamommmmyyy at 6:23 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • Yes, it is.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:25 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • Yes, a child with autism is considered to be a child with special needs.

    Any child with any type of disability is considered to be a child with special needs.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:25 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • It's a developmental disability not a mental disability. Yes, it's special needs. My son is autistic and has had special services since he was 3.

    Cindy18

    Answer by Cindy18 at 6:28 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • I agree with Cindy18. My son was diagnosed at 3 years old with classic autism. It is a developmental disability and children and adults do have special needs. I expect my son will be receiving special services for the rest of his life.
    Robsmommy

    Answer by Robsmommy at 8:20 PM on May. 7, 2010

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