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ERIC Number: EJ990322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Inclusion for Students with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: Definitions and Decision Making
Sansosti, Jenine M.; Sansosti, Frank J.
Psychology in the Schools, v49 n10 p917-931 Dec 2012
General education placements are believed to offer numerous benefits for students with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASDs), yet decisions about including students with HFASDs remain controversial. This article presents data from a qualitative analysis of definitions and decision making considerations for a school district with a rapidly increasing HFASD student population. Focus groups and individual interviews were conducted with a diverse group of educators from four elementary schools that offered inclusion placement options as part of their continuum of services. Objectives for this study included documenting how educators from different schools and professional disciplines define and make decisions about inclusion for students with HFASDs. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida