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Inclusive Education for Children with Autism: Issues and Strategies

  • Merry Barua
  • Bharti
  • Shubhangi Vaidya
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Abstract

Educational inclusion for children with autism has to go beyond the usual understanding of inclusion which is about placing all students in the general education classroom and believing that children will benefit by merely being around other children. Rather it has to be based on an understanding of autism and viewed from the perspective of the student with autism. The latter must be taught using methods that enable them to learn. They must have access to assistive strategies and aids specific to their needs just as students with other conditions do. Most importantly, those tasked with teaching them have to own their roles as cross-cultural interpreters, between their autistic students, their non-autistic peers, the school and the wider community.

Keywords

Spectrum Rights Social understanding Communication Sensory Advocacy Detail thinkers Structure and visual strategies Experiential learning Bullying Positive environment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Merry Barua
    • 1
  • Bharti
    • 2
  • Shubhangi Vaidya
    • 3
  1. 1.Action for AutismNational Centre for AutismDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Education of Groups with Special NeedsNCERTDelhiIndia
  3. 3.School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary StudiesIndira Gandhi National Open UniversityDelhiIndia

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