Miss. school works to level the playing field for students with autism

A Mississippi middle school is working to level the playing field for its students with autism and Asperger's syndrome, who are taught alongside their general-education peers. The students are academically gifted but may have difficulties with social and other skills, and they are required to meet the same academic benchmarks as their peers. Educators say accommodations such as assistive technology and modified assignments help students achieve success in middle school and beyond.

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