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Mutabbakani, Raghad; Callinan, Carol – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
There is a lack of information on early childhood inclusive education and the parental perspectives towards the inclusion of autistic children in Kuwait. The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives and experiences amongst mothers of young autistic children regarding the inclusion of their children in general education kindergarten…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Knowledge Level, Autism
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Fontil, Laura; Gittens, Jalisa; Beaudoin, Emily; Sladeczek, Ingrid E. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Early school transitions are exciting, yet challenging, experiences for children with special needs, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and their families. Transition to school support practices can help facilitate this difficult process for key stakeholders. The purpose of this systematic review was to synthesize the literature on transition…
Descriptors: Barriers, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Developmental Disabilities
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Kamps, Debra; Thiemann-Bourque, Kathy; Heitzman-Powell, Linda; Schwartz, Ilene; Rosenberg, Nancy; Mason, Rose; Cox, Suzanne – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
The purpose of this randomized control group study was to examine the effects of a peer network intervention that included peer mediation and direct instruction for Kindergarten and First-grade children with autism spectrum disorders. Trained school staff members provided direct instruction for 56 children in the intervention group, and 39…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Intervention
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de Boer, Anke; Pijl, Sip Jan; Minnaert, Alexander; Post, Wendy – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
In this study we examine the effectiveness of an intervention program to influence attitudes of elementary school students towards peers with intellectual, physical and severe physical and intellectual disabilities. A quasi-experimental longitudinal study was designed with an experimental group and a control group, both comprising two rural…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Student Attitudes, Intervention, Peer Relationship