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ERIC Number: ED539947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7053-1105-8
Education for Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
Autism spectrum disorders, as the name suggests, do not represent a single nor straightforward set of needs to be met. The challenges facing education and other professionals, and the young people whose needs are being addressed, are considerable. The key is to see past the presenting issues, often behavioural in nature, to the communication disorders beyond that and to find what works for each individual concerned. This report is about the extent to which the needs of pupils with autism spectrum disorders are being met across a range of educational establishments and services. It evaluates the progress pupils make in their learning and the extent to which they achieve to their fullest potential within the various forms of provision. "Education for Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders" highlights the variety of provision and arrangements for meeting the needs of pupils with ASD. Across the various forms of provision, the task group found that most pupils were making good progress towards the targets in their individualised educational programmes. However, these programmes were frequently deficient in either the attention given to addressing the underlying ASD needs or conversely in addressing achievement across the curriculum. This report was produced in response to the request of the Scottish Ministers that Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) carry out a task to evaluate and report on the educational provision for pupils with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). As part of that task, HMIE was charged with identifying good practice and making recommendations for moving forward. Appended are: (1) Glossary; (2) Membership of Advisory Group; and (3) Literature Review. (Contains 10 tables, 2 charts, and 30 footnotes.)
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)