The amalgamation of children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) into mainstream primary school, from the educator's viewpoint

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Phelan, Lisa
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BA (Hons) in Social Science
Dublin Business School
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The inquiry of this study examined whether a child with ASD would require primarily, structured integration into mainstream school according to each child‟s specific needs, in order to acquire a flourishing placement henceforth. Six participants were utilized for this study, chosen from three areas; mainstream schools, specialized schools and from home tuition. Research employed a qualitative approach; interviews, this method invited participants to give a personal principle and/or opinion. Data was collected on a voice recorder and analyzed through Nvivo software. Information acquired four major areas; school and service users, difficulties, approach to integration and increasing integration. The results denoted the imperative awareness of Autism as a spectrum disorder and agreed on the vital role of a structured integration. Author keywords: Integration, autism, education, spectrum disorder, full inclusion