Peer-mentoring class is part of autism curriculum in Calif. district

10/26/2011 | Modesto Bee (Calif.), The

A class at Beyer High School in Modesto, Calif., is aimed at improving the lives and social skills of high-achieving students who have autism by pairing them with outgoing students who do not have the disorder. The "Pura Vida" class was named after the Costa Rican phrase meaning "rich, full lives," and is offered at at least two schools as part of the district's programming for students who have autism.

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