Importance of Inclusion Classrooms for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Literature Review

Introduction

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disability that has caught attention in today’s educational world. ASD has had a severe increase in the United Stated over the past couple of years. According to recent statistics, 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with ASD and it is more prevalent in males than in females. Through research studies, researchers have found that environmental factors, family history, and what expectant mothers are exposed to during pregnancy can be factors in causing ASD but it is not completely clear as of today. Children diagnosed with ASD can vary. Most children will have trouble in their communication skills and social interactions as well as their behavior and academically. This issue of NASET’s Autism Spectrum Disorder series was written by Paola M. Esquijarosa from Florida International University and focuses on the importance of inclusion classrooms for students with autism spectrum disorder

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