Schools designed for autistic children expand

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TAMPA, Florida (WFLA) - Joanna Rosario says she knew something 'wasn't right' with her oldest son, Gabe.

"I kind of knew something was wrong. He wasn't talking," Rosario said. "He was unruly and hard to control."

Doctors diagnosed then 4-year-old Gabe with autism.

"It was scary to get a diagnosis but it was almost a relief to know now we know what's wrong," Rosario said.

Now Rosario's sons are four and six. Both of them go to the Florida Autism Center for Excellence. She says it's the only place they fit in with their peers.

"We get a lot of eye rolls, a lot of stares," Rosario says. "It's difficult taking him out into the community and have some acceptance."


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