Educational Needs of Autistic Children

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Educational Needs of Autistic Children

The long term educational goals of autistic children closely match those of children who are not affected by autism. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) entitles children with autism to an education that is comparable in term of skills and information to children who are not disabled but the difference is that autistic children often need additional educational activities to help them develop. The additional training that autistic children often need includes communication skills, social skills, language skills, behavioral issues and leisure skills. Without a firm grasp of these skills, children with autism would have difficulty learning their academic subjects. For this reason, additional assistance is often needed in these areas to allow the child to meet their academic goals.



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