Education—Joining the Highway
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Schooling is one of the most problematic areas for children with autism. Although the rates of autism have skyrocketed, schools have been unable to keep up. And this is not an issue isolated to the United States. A 2000 study of schools in Wales and Scotland, published by Judith Barnard and colleagues at the National Autistic Society, found that these countries' teachers and schools were woefully underprepared for the numbers of students with autism. It is worthwhile noting that the word "Montessori" is in the public domain, which means that any school can call itself a "Montessori school" regardless of teacher training or beliefs. Private schools, in general, are under no legal obligation to educate children with autism. Special education is caught in a bind of what is called "free appropriate public education," commonly known as Free Appropriate Public Education.