Conceptual and Organizational Differences within the Educational System - Necessary for the Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders within Typical Classrooms
AbstractCases of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders are rapidly spreading throughout the world. Despite the lack of statistics, this is a continuously growing phenomenon even in Albania. One of the challenges associated to this disorder is the inclusion of children within the Educational System. What are the difficulties encountered by children with ASDs and by their parents? How should we organize work in order to achieve their inclusion within typical classrooms? Developing countries experience has introduced us to several types of treatment which might be the base of our Educational System. Our real challenge through the treatment is that, each of them displays unique characteristics. We lack the psycho-pedagogical experience upon which to compile our educational programs for our institutions, as we lack the established practice for this. As a result, the number of children attending school is extremely limited and more kids, wander different institutions, or stay indoors. The aim of this study is to bring in information showing the importance of making conceptual and organizational changes within our educational system, so as to make it possible the inclusion of children with ASDs within typical classrooms.
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