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Stošic, Jasmina; Frey Škrinjar, Jasmina; Preece, David – Support for Learning, 2020
Information and support for families of children on the autism spectrum is limited in south-east Europe. A three-year project, "Equity and Social Inclusion Through Positive Parenting" (ESIPP), was established to develop and provide parent education (PE) in autism for families in Croatia, Cyprus and North Macedonia. This paper presents…
Descriptors: Family Life, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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McConkey, Roy – Support for Learning, 2020
An annual school census is held in the four countries of the UK in which pupils with ASD are identified. This longitudinal study of the total UK school population compares increases in prevalence rates for pupils with ASD over a nine-year period from 2010/11. Northern Ireland had the highest prevalence throughout, reaching 3.20% by 2018/19…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Incidence, Students with Disabilities
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MacLeod, Jessica; Perepa, Prithvi – Support for Learning, 2020
This research explores early years practitioners' knowledge and ability to recognise the signs of autism and provide appropriate support. It was carried out using semi-structured interviews with six UK-based early years practitioners who have worked with children with autism. The findings highlighted that early years practitioners are aware of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Early Childhood Teachers
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Macedo Costa, Teresa; Pereira, Ana Paula da Silva – Support for Learning, 2019
This study sets out to understand and analyse the perceptions of six children regarding the Autism Spectrum Disorder of their brother or sister. The present research encompasses a qualitative interview method, from which semi-structured interviews were carried out to participants ranging in ages from 10 to 12. The results of this study demonstrate…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Sibling Relationship, Children
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Ross, Helen – Support for Learning, 2019
At Rushton Manor School, a small independent school in the South West of England, the proportion of young people with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), a form of Social, Communication and Language Need (SCLN), was substantially higher than regional averages: 15% at the school versus 5.4% in primary schools and 8.7% in secondary schools regionally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Needs
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Beer, Paula; Hawkins, Claire; Hewitson, Dawn; Hallett, Fiona – Support for Learning, 2019
This study offers a multi-dimensional analysis of 'real world' cyberbullying between members of a special school community. The purpose of this article is to analyse the social and educational contexts within which interactions of this nature are embedded. The interview both illuminated a number of themes pertinent to the current literature, and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Special Schools, Context Effect
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Reed, Stephanie – Support for Learning, 2019
This article reports on a project based on the development of a model for outreach to support three federated mainstream primary schools in London, England to develop their understanding and practice with children with autism. The principal aim of the initiative was to ensure that knowledge and capacity within the participating schools increased;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Autism, Mainstreaming
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Goodall, Craig – Support for Learning, 2019
Through a qualitative rights informed study, using semi-structured interviews and a range of participatory approaches, seven autistic teenage boys in Northern Ireland discuss their educational experiences in mainstream school and within an Alternative Education Provision (AEP). Their experiences and advice demonstrate that the relational aspects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Males, Adolescents
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Zhang, Kaili C.; Choo, Andrew – Support for Learning, 2019
To describe the current status of autism interventions for youth in Singapore, this article highlights the country's overall structure of special education and other services for individuals with autism. The unique features of the restorative farm therapy programme, a comprehensive approach which has been used to enhance the wellbeing of youth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Intervention, Special Education
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Essex, Jane; Melham, Pauline – Support for Learning, 2019
The article describes research into the factors that facilitate a smooth transition for young women with High Functioning Autism (HFA) as they move between secondary school and Sixth form or Further Education (FE) College. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with four young women with HFA and, additionally, with four members of education…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Females, Student Adjustment
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Tyrrell, Beverley; Woods, Kevin – Support for Learning, 2018
Examination success can be considered a passport to further education and, as a result, higher income and better health. Access arrangements (AAs) are intended to allow fair access to examinations for candidates with disabilities, including those with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There is a lack of research into how AAs should be organised…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Participation, Disabilities
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Ho, Fuk Chuen; Lam, Cici Sze-Ching; Sam, Sam Ka-lam; Arthur-Kelly, Michael – Support for Learning, 2018
This study aims to deliver a school-based mode of training for in-service teachers of students with ASD in Hong Kong. The training is delivered following the phases of implementation science, namely, exploration, installation, and implementation. The project team used the theory of mind approach, which enables teachers to engage with students with…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Wong, Shui-wai – Support for Learning, 2017
The self-portrayals of 17 young persons with autism spectrum disorder reveal the challenges encountered by them, including study problems, inter-personal relationships, being bullied by classmates at school, discrimination by the public in general and teachers, social workers, and peers in particular, obstacles to post-secondary education,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Barriers, Study Skills
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Landor, Floriane; Perepa, Prithvi – Support for Learning, 2017
This research identifies the way in which one secondary school with a resourced provision for students with Asperger syndrome promotes social inclusion for them, and the perceptions of staff members and parents on the social experience of schooling for these children. Interviews were conducted with five teachers, two learning support assistants,…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Secondary School Students, Asperger Syndrome, Questionnaires
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Sankardas, Sulata Ajit; Rajanahally, Jayashree – Support for Learning, 2017
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are known to have difficulty in social communication, with research indicating that children with ASD fail to develop functional speech (Lord and Rutter, 1994). Over the years a number of Augmented and Alternate Communication (AAC) devices have been used with children with ASD to overcome this barrier…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Classroom Communication
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