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Nikki Bettcher Erickson, left, and Jamin Johnson are eager to launch a Lego Fun and Friendship Club, a two-month pilot program for helping instill social skills in children with autism, attention deficit disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome and other challenges. The club is a project of The Resource Center Program at West Central Industries. Tribune photo by Anne Polta

Lego lessons: Pilot program uses plastic, snap-together blocks to help socially challenged children learn life skills

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WILLMAR — A pilot program is using colorful Lego blocks to help develop social skills and confidence in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder and other challenges.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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