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ERIC Number: EJ762225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Camelot Schools
Hamlin, Wally
Exceptional Parent, v37 n4 p30-31 Apr 2007
At Camelot Schools there is a firm belief that every child with autism is a success story waiting to be told. Children with the disorder often have difficulty expressing their needs and engaging in social contact with others. It is important for parents to know that progress is possible, and they do not have to go it alone. Camelot Schools' residential program, located in DesPlaines, Illinois on the outskirts of Chicago, and its therapeutic day schools in Elgin and Dekalb, Illinois provide parents from around the country with options to help their children. One of the greatest challenges in treating autism is the great degree to which it varies from individual to individual--from a child who needs constant sound stimulation to one who can not tolerate any noise, for instance. Rather than imposing a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment, instructors assess each child's strengths and learning styles to develop a strategy to match specific needs. This article presents some of the challenges children with autism face and some of the successes seen at Camelot. At Camelot, communication is key, and parents are important partners in their child's success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois