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Looking at autism through the law's lens

Suzanne Letso waited in the capitol building with seven minutes left in the legislative session. It was May 5 of this year, shortly before midnight, and the senate had raised the bill she came for.

Known colloquially as “An Act Concerning Special Education,” the bill carried the hopes of many families and advocates — including Letso — as the first to regulate the credentials of people hired to administer a scientifically-researched type of therapy, called applied behavior analysis, to children with autism.

Earlier in the year, 34-year-old Stacy Lore had been arrested by Norwalk Police on charges of forgery and larceny. She used the likes of white-out and markers to counterfeit advanced degrees and certificates that depicted her as a credential-holding behavior analyst.She held only a high school equivalency diploma.

Read more here: LIVING IN THE SPECTRUM: Looking at autism through the law’s lens – Norwalk News – The Hour – Norwalk’s Newspaper.

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