Local Autism Charter School Receives One-Million-Dollar Education Prize

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Arizona Autism Charter Schools (AZACS), the only public charter school for students with autism in Arizona and the first charter in the west dedicated to serving neuro-divergent learners, has been named America’s most innovative and effective educational organization winning the $1 million Yass Prize, education’s largest and most prestigious award.

The prize recognizes Arizona Autism’s efforts to expand its unique individualized learning programs, which are rated exemplary by Arizona, and supports the creation of a national accelerator for Autism-focused charter schools, which will enable similar schools to be established in every state.

Diana Diaz-Harrison is the founder and Executive Director of AZACS and joined us to talk more about the award.

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