Integrating children with autism into the regular classroom : recent research and best practices

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Elemans, Michelle
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2000
Autism Treatment Services of Canada has identified a marked increase in the number of children who receive the diagnosis of autism, estimating as high as 20 in every 10, 000 children (1998). Such increase demands a need for services to meet the challenges of these children and their families. The goal of this project is to provide such a service by providing a manual accompanied by a web site that outlines the best teaching practices for parents and teachers of children with autism. A review of the literature examines autism, models in early intervention, integration, and strategies for teaching. Key aspects of applied behavior analysis are discussed in detail. Community resources including names of organizations, phone numbers, and web sites are included. The material is presented in a manual, web site (http://www.un1imitedmedia.calautisml. and CD-ROM. In providing such a resource it is hoped that parents and teachers can better address the needs of children with autism.
ix, 58 p. ; 29 cm. --
Autism , Autistic children -- Education , Inclusive education