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Here’s how schools can better support neurodiverse students

June 18, 2024

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The number of children diagnosed with developmental disabilities is on the rise, specifically those diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Today, a staggering nearly one in 10 children have a developmental disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

A key factor driving diagnoses is the increased public awareness surrounding the spectrum of symptoms of these neurotypes. The number of Google Searches for both “autism symptoms” and “ADHD symptoms” has increased by over 135 percent in the last five years, from April 2019 to April 2024.

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