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ERIC Number: EJ816672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
Can "Special" Programs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Be Inclusive?
Marks, Susan Unok
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), v32 n4 p265-268 Win 2007
With the increased public attention to a rapidly growing number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it seems as if there is an equally rapid growth of new specialized programs catering to this group of children. The question to be considered is, if there are indeed promising models based on inclusive settings, why does there appear to be more attention given to creating segregated programs? In this article, the author contends that if people are to promote inclusive programs for "all" students, then they must: (1) put more effort into educating parents and professionals regarding the current evidence base for effective inclusive programs for children on the autism spectrum; and (2) continue to research and disseminate data regarding how to provide "special" programs within inclusive settings. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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