New programs satisfy a series of academic, social, and psychological requirements for people on the spectrum.

By Kelly Field
Otto Lewis (center) takes his turn at Uno, playing with other students in Western Kentucky University's Kelly Autism Program.

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William DeShazer for The Chronicle

New programs satisfy a series of scholastic, social, and psychological needs for individuals on the spectrum.