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Massachusetts schoolchildren with autism

July 5, 2007
The number of schoolchildren in the state with autism has nearly doubled in the past five years. The chart below shows the number of autistic children in each town.
Autism by town
District name  Total Students Students in special ed Students with autism
Abington 2,363 335 17
Acton 2,583 404 25
Acushnet 1,120 204 20
Agawam 4,447 627 36
Amesbury 2,454 423 27
Amherst 1,451 260 20
Andover 6,078 954 29
Arlington 4,643 740 44
Ashland 2,678 351 8
Attleboro 6,075 1,069 39
Auburn 2,348 283 28
Avon 771 100 2
Ayer 1,305 223 11
Barnstable 4,605 569 32
Bedford 2,398 469 25
Belchertown 2,719 442 25
Bellingham 2,632 327 21
Belmont 3,802 535 30
Berkley 1,003 125 3
Berlin 227 41 7
Beverly 4,502 989 55
Billerica 6,355 1,271 51
Boston 56,774 11,166 378
Bourne 2,564 404 7
Boxborough 554 67 10
Boxford 975 137 10
Boylston 381 53 5
Braintree 5,240 1,008 34
Brewster 480 72 6
Brimfield 374 65 2
Brockton 15,748 2,141 93
Brookfield 277 45 2
Brookline 6,207 1,118 71
Burlington 3,654 511 17
Cambridge 5,742 1,284 44
Canton 3,130 469 21
Carlisle 789 89 8
Carver 2,027 314 19
Chatham 705 85 5
Chelmsford 5,686 794 52
Chelsea 5,701 839 29
Chicopee 7,732 1,155 64
Clarksburg 200 25 0
Clinton 2,077 343 13
Cohasset 1,512 171 14
Concord 1,909 384 17
Conway 168 45 2
Danvers 3,679 563 37
Dartmouth 4,351 655 29
Dedham 2,925 581 29
Deerfield 468 48 6
Douglas 1,778 166 13
Dover 609 81 10
Dracut 4,271 451 40
Duxbury 3,388 426 19
East Bridgewater 2,510 282 22
Eastham 227 32 0
Easthampton 1,679 293 16
East Longmeadow 2,914 676 29
Easton 3,955 656 25
Edgartown 330 65 1
Erving 186 27 2
Everett 5,526 829 24
Fairhaven 2,167 351 24
Fall River 10,559 1,647 78
Falmouth 4,088 661 30
Fitchburg 5,642 1,021 65
Florida 106 13 1
Foxborough 2,954 539 24
Framingham 8,257 1,641 78
Franklin 6,205 968 61
Freetown 550 82 6
Gardner 3,022 505 17
Georgetown 1,753 216 11
Gloucester 3,821 772 26
Gosnold 3 1 ***
Grafton 2,809 453 27
Granby 1,154 202 12
Granville 226 26 2
Greenfield 1,840 326 19
Hadley 656 74 6
Halifax 747 91 4
Hancock 44 4 ***
Hanover 2,812 470 18
Harvard 1,363 203 18
Harwich 1,409 241 5
Hatfield 454 69 2
Haverhill 7,678 1,401 78
Hingham 3,845 513 32
Holbrook 1,417 269 13
Holland 272 44 1
Holliston 2,968 442 29
Holyoke 6,378 1,617 40
Hopedale 1,338 221 10
Hopkinton 3,444 395 21
Hudson 2,914 591 22
Hull 1,256 204 9
Ipswich 2,128 298 21
Kingston 1,179 157 10
Lakeville 771 136 3
Lanesborough 299 49 7
Lawrence 12,362 2,332 57
Lee 892 116 10
Leicester 1,962 318 14
Lenox 838 110 1
Leominster 6,211 1,082 68
Leverett 172 37 0
Lexington 6,324 1,130 70
Lincoln 1,234 156 15
Littleton 1,584 262 21
Longmeadow 3,265 519 44
Lowell 13,963 2,118 119
Ludlow 3,132 561 18
Lunenburg 1,854 260 15
Lynn 13,793 2,252 69
Lynnfield 2,323 270 20
Malden 6,366 1,002 61
Mansfield 4,928 904 63
Marblehead 3,142 532 30
Marion 453 71 3
Marlborough 4,708 1,057 86
Marshfield 4,746 854 50
Mashpee 2,091 396 14
Mattapoisett 501 60 5
Maynard 1,389 215 23
Medfield 3,099 353 18
Medford 4,905 910 49
Medway 2,894 469 23
Melrose 3,567 562 24
Methuen 7,535 961 64
Middleborough 3,598 554 26
Middleton 869 136 3
Milford 4,247 644 30
Millbury 1,963 327 15
Millis 1,334 199 14
Milton 3,784 597 33
Monson 1,568 215 15
Nahant 218 29 2
Nantucket 1,313 187 4
Natick 4,627 709 48
Needham 5,042 583 49
New Bedford 13,204 2,426 78
Newburyport 2,407 386 12
Newton 11,741 2,230 133
Norfolk 1,095 223 12
North Adams 1,799 305 11
Northampton 2,892 598 23
North Andover 4,686 599 55
North Attleborough 4,842 845 39
Northborough 1,907 273 24
Northbridge 2,682 387 25
North Brookfield 729 115 6
North Reading 2,809 311 15
Norton 3,079 651 20
Norwell 2,291 444 13
Norwood 3,565 708 29
Oak Bluffs 421 92 3
Orange 795 142 3
Orleans 199 43 1
Oxford 2,185 331 31
Palmer 1,963 356 14
Peabody 6,529 1,121 46
Pelham 125 23 5
Pembroke 3,394 362 22
Petersham 126 11 1
Pittsfield 6,397 1,083 55
Plainville 854 123 15
Plymouth 8,413 1,368 73
Plympton 237 35 1
Provincetown 213 57 2
Quincy 8,908 1,448 109
Randolph 3,526 720 38
Reading 4,394 707 38
Revere 5,930 816 30
Richmond 178 15 0
Rochester 587 94 9
Rockland 2,546 394 28
Rockport 1,059 211 5
Rowe 63 10 0
Salem 4,555 1,009 28
Sandwich 3,864 596 33
Saugus 3,110 466 21
Savoy 62 3 ***
Scituate 3,250 409 33
Seekonk 2,285 253 18
Sharon 3,526 454 32
Sherborn 484 67 8
Shirley 664 116 10
Shrewsbury 5,952 936 58
Shutesbury 155 17 1
Somerset 2,885 264 15
Somerville 5,050 1,210 26
Southampton 543 88 6
Southborough 1,617 199 16
Southbridge 2,273 401 23
South Hadley 2,298 362 18
Springfield 26,258 5,767 160
Stoneham 2,938 537 22
Stoughton 4,013 644 27
Sturbridge 878 122 11
Sudbury 3,331 487 25
Sunderland 218 35 3
Sutton 1,692 284 15
Swampscott 2,469 373 21
Swansea 2,147 326 17
Taunton 8,280 1,463 44
Tewksbury 4,813 783 44
Tisbury 310 47 2
Topsfield 698 87 6
Truro 122 19 1
Tyngsborough 2,239 264 17
Uxbridge 2,065 297 20
Wakefield 3,524 619 31
Wales 179 31 0
Walpole 3,960 716 37
Waltham 4,938 1,072 28
Ware 1,282 244 11
Wareham 3,356 555 23
Watertown 2,540 498 25
Wayland 2,893 486 3
Webster 1,994 314 17
Wellesley 4,696 749 48
Wellfleet 132 12 1
Westborough 3,519 425 42
West Boylston 1,127 120 10
West Bridgewater 1,226 140 9
Westfield 6,418 1,173 68
Westford 5,255 494 35
Westhampton 149 24 1
Weston 2,412 368 23
Westport 1,932 246 17
West Springfield 4,034 593 33
Westwood 3,059 457 29
Weymouth 7,070 1,297 55
Whately 126 16 2
Williamsburg 159 36 1
Williamstown 461 64 6
Wilmington 3,883 564 25
Winchendon 1,717 356 18
Winchester 3,998 579 26
Winthrop 2,036 392 14
Woburn 4,826 667 43
Worcester 23,959 4,624 183
Wrentham 1,232 189 8
Northampton-Smith 484 177 0
Excel Academy Charter (District) 178 15 0
Academy Of the Pacific Rim Charter Public (District) 388 49 2
Four Rivers Charter Public (District) 161 26 1
Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter (District) 222 60 1
Academy of Strategic Learning Charter (District) 49 25 0
Boston Preparatory Charter Public (District) 210 40 2
Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public (District) 249 77 1
Smith Leadership Academy Charter Public (District) 193 23 0
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public (District) 310 26 0
Roxbury Charter HS (District) 0 0 ***
Barnstable Horace Mann Charter (District) 903 134 2
Boston Day and Evening Academy Charter (District) 292 44 0
Marstons Mills East Horace Mann Charter (District) 473 42 0
Edward Brooke Charter (District) 342 34 0
Kipp Academy Lynn Charter (District) 231 45 0
Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter (District) 409 21 0
Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter (District) 204 38 3
Champion Charter (District) 124 20 0
Murdoch Middle Public Charter (District) 298 63 10
Community Charter School of Cambridge (District) 178 37 0
City On A Hill Charter Public (District) 268 26 0
Codman Academy Charter Public (District) 112 23 2
Conservatory Lab Charter (District) 132 11 1
Community Day Charter Public (District) 306 55 0
Sabis International Charter (District) 1,373 128 2
Neighborhood House Charter (District) 384 53 1
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public (District) 1,171 111 1
Foxboro Regional Charter (District) 1,021 84 4
Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public (District) 388 30 3
Boston Collegiate Charter (District) 394 61 4
Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public (District) 154 26 2
Robert M. Hughes Academy Charter (District) 180 8 0
Health Careers Academy Charter (District) 214 23 0
Holyoke Community Charter (District) 694 80 1
Lawrence Family Development Charter (District) 585 51 0
Hill View Montessori Charter Public (District) 189 20 1
Lowell Community Charter Public (District) 867 75 0
Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter (District) 113 12 0
Marblehead Community Charter (District) 230 44 0
Martha's Vineyard Charter (District) 159 36 2
Ma Academy for Math and Science 91 0 ***
Media and Technology Charter (District) 207 22 1
Mystic Valley Regional Charter (District) 1,210 119 4
New Leadership Charter (District) 450 58 0
New Bedford Global Learning Charter (District) 385 0 ***
North Central Charter Essential (District) 344 69 0
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential (District) 364 32 0
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public (District) 407 47 2
Boston Renaissance Charter (District) 1,282 124 1
River Valley Charter (District) 286 53 2
Rising Tide Charter (District) 301 37 2
Roxbury Preparatory Charter (District) 191 18 0
Salem Academy Charter (District) 203 42 3
Seven Hills Charter (District) 680 84 1
Prospect Hill Academy Charter (District) 864 62 0
South Shore Charter Public (District) 494 87 1
Sturgis Charter Public (District) 340 38 2
Uphams Corner Charter (District) 199 53 0
Atlantis Charter (District) 691 71 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellence (District) 180 13 0
Phoenix Charter Academy (District) 74 19 0
Acton-Boxborough 2,935 397 9
Adams-Cheshire 1,660 216 6
Amherst-Pelham 1,873 344 29
Ashburnham-Westminster 2,498 509 27
Athol-Royalston 1,969 428 15
Berkshire Hills 1,469 203 7
Berlin-Boylston 493 58 5
Blackstone-Millville 2,175 338 9
Bridgewater-Raynham 5,948 991 38
Chesterfield-Goshen 173 19 0
Central Berkshire 2,148 387 8
Concord-Carlisle 1,294 183 6
Dennis-Yarmouth 3,842 628 28
Dighton-Rehoboth 3,431 520 39
Dover-Sherborn 1,083 111 2
Dudley-Charlton Reg 4,420 553 33
Nauset 1,676 279 8
Farmington River Reg 148 23 0
Freetown-Lakeville 1,948 312 9
Frontier 743 153 9
Gateway 1,352 236 10
Groton-Dunstable 2,959 325 26
Gill-Montague 1,192 222 9
Hamilton-Wenham 2,192 342 14
Hampden-Wilbraham 3,858 684 23
Hampshire 827 121 4
Hawlemont 117 28 0
King Philip 2,089 309 21
Lincoln-Sudbury 1,644 271 6
Manchester Essex Regional 1,333 203 10
Marthas Vineyard 801 194 5
Masconomet 2,181 288 16
Mendon-Upton 2,895 343 28
Mount Greylock 636 82 2
Mohawk Trail 1,284 265 10
Narragansett 1,746 272 11
Nashoba 3,314 398 23
New Salem-Wendell 159 24 2
Northboro-Southboro 1,402 147 10
North Middlesex 4,507 701 54
Old Rochester 1,246 159 12
Pentucket 3,401 540 30
Pioneer Valley 1,116 190 4
Quabbin 3,266 410 11
Ralph C Mahar 771 151 4
Silver Lake 1,830 279 10
Southern Berkshire 864 147 5
Southwick-Tolland 1,917 250 18
Spencer-E Brookfield 2,270 433 13
Tantasqua 1,915 295 11
Triton 3,327 407 26
Up-Island Regional 330 74 1
Wachusett 7,278 932 58
Quaboag Regional 1,509 266 6
Whitman-Hanson 4,419 732 27
Assabet Valley 925 262 1
Blackstone Valley Reg 993 143 0
Blue Hills Voc 851 215 0
Bristol-Plymouth Voc Tech 1,119 232 0
Cape Cod Region Voc Tech 686 184 0
Franklin County 526 142 1
Greater Fall River 1,351 133 2
Greater Lawrence RVT 1,466 277 2
Greater New Bedford 2,011 243 1
Greater Lowell Voc Tec 1,920 425 14
So Middlesex Voc Tech Reg 712 299 3
Minuteman Voc Tech 653 306 0
Montachusett Voc Tech Reg 1,301 196 6
Northern Berkshire Voc 516 100 0
Nashoba Valley Tech 601 162 1
Northeast Metro Voc 1,258 340 1
North Shore Reg Voc 465 185 3
Old Colony Reg Voc Tech 582 118 2
Pathfinder Voc Tech 661 230 3
Shawsheen Valley Voc Tech 1,246 397 6
Southeastern Reg Voc Tech 1,202 287 7
South Shore Reg Voc Tech 592 170 6
Southern Worcester Cty VT 1,106 204 1
Tri County 896 304 2
Upper Cape Cod Voc Tech 629 149 0
Whittier Voc 1,102 238 5
Bristol County Agr 435 51 0
Essex Agr Tech 439 86 0
Norfolk County Agr 468 59 0
State Totals 979,851 163,396 7,521
SOURCE: Massachusetts Department of Education
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