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Making A Difference: Accommodating Students With Autism In A General Education Classroom, Luci Ottaviano Mar 2009

Making A Difference: Accommodating Students With Autism In A General Education Classroom, Luci Ottaviano

Leah A. Nillas

“Increasingly, parents and professionals are looking to inclusive settings to provide social interactions and opportunities for children with autism that might otherwise be lacking in a self-contained setting” (Boutot, Bryant, 2005). However, most general education high school teachers have limited experience and knowledge regarding autism, and the purpose of this study was to determine how to accommodate and modify curriculum to address the needs of students with autism. Data was collected in two phases: the first phase took place during student teaching and was comprised of observational journals from my experience; the second phase consisted of three interviews with special ...