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ERIC Number: EJ804558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1365-4802
Inclusion and the Autism Spectrum
Batten, Amanda
Improving Schools, v8 n1 p93-96 2005
Autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) are a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. People with autistic spectrum disorders experience difficulties with social interaction, social communication and imagination--known as the "triad of impairments". The mainstream school environment throws up a range of challenges for pupils with autism, including Asperger syndrome, especially at secondary level. Many pupils with autism find the transition from the familiar and friendly primary school environment into secondary education particularly difficult. The impairments associated with autism make the world a very unpredictable and incomprehensible place, so individuals find reassurance in setting up routines and patterns that they can control. In this article, the author describes how inclusion can work for pupils with ASD. She also describes a good practice example of a school's response to behavioral difficulties displayed by a boy with ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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