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ERIC Number: EJ842552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Making Inclusion Work: Autism Spectrum Australia Satellite Class Project
Roberts, Jacqueline M. A.; Keane, Elaine; Clark, Trevor R.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v41 n2 p22-27 Nov-Dec 2008
The Autism Spectrum Australia Satellite Class Project features small specialist classes for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) within general education schools. The program incorporates individual education goals within timetable based on the general school curricula, in conjunction with a schedule of integrated activities. The aim of the program is to facilitate the transition of students with ASD into more inclusive educational settings. This article describes the key elements of the model, including class operation, curriculum, skills-based teaching, adaptive strategies, and pretransition and transition procedures. The program has expanded from a single pilot class in 1992 to currently 57 classes, with the majority of students transitioning to general education classrooms. (Contains 1 table.)
Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia