ERIC Number: ED503120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-29
Abstractor: As Provided
A Critique of Kenneth M. Coffey and S. John Obringer's: "A Case Study on Autism: School Accommodations and Inclusive Settings"
This paper provides a review, followed by a critique, of Kenneth M. Coffey and S. John Obringer's article entitled "A Case Study on Autism: School Accommodations and Inclusive Settings." Coffey and Obringer's intriguing and informative article provides new insights regarding the effects of autism socializing disorder (ASD) and its impact on a growing number of school-age children throughout the United States. It consists of an excellent case study from two sets of semi-structured interviews with the mother and father of two siblings diagnosed with autism. In their study, Coffey and Obringer's focus on the lives of this family with two autistic siblings and efforts through their schools and their community to ensure inclusive settings for these children based on their special individualized needs. This paper will include an overview of the article and its contribution to the field of disability studies. It will also include a detailed analysis of the article's strengths and weaknesses, with regards to the study's primary focus, background methodology, findings, conclusions, and further directions.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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