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Montana school officials revise plan to identify autism

Montana public school officials are revising their plan to create a checklist to identify children with autism amid criticism that the proposal was too restrictive and could misidentify some students.

The revised proposal released earlier this month by the state Office of Public Instruction still includes a list that includes most of the characteristics of autism that were in the original plan , and a minimum number of those characteristics a student must display to be eligible for individualized education plans that are required for children with disabilities.

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