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SC Department of Education launched Robots4Autism on Tuesday

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Milo the robot helps give students practice social skills. Milo the robot helps give students practice social skills.
COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The South Carolina Department of Education launched the Robots4Autism program on Tuesday. 

The Robots4Autism curriculum was created to help students with autism succeed both academically and socially. Milo, an advanced robot, was designed to  teach students with autism social and behavioral skills. 

The curriculum includes over 100 lessons that provide visual and audio learning opportunities. 

"Through the use of this state of the art technology, we can provide intense support to the academic and social behavioral needs of a growing population of students in our state," State Superintendent Molly Spearman said. 

According to the Department of Education, the number of students with autism in South Carolina has doubled since 2011.

The South Carolina Department of Education is sponsoring the program in 14 school districts, including Anderson 1, Greenwood 50, and Spartanburg 6. 

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