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The autism epidemic and an app : A special-ed teacher's startup aims to help kids like her brother

Sep 28, 2015 - Crain's Chicago Business

Katie Hench's younger brother was diagnosed with autism at the age of 6. The diagnosis came late for how severe his characteristics were, but in rural Ohio where they grew up in the '90s, understanding of the disorder was limited. "I watched my parents struggle to find the right resources for him and struggle to help the school understand the needs that he had," Hench says.

Parents and teachers struggle today, too, as the number of diagnoses of autistic children rises-1 of every 68 is diag...