Friday, June 28, 2013

Positively Autism June 2013 Newsletter: Autism and Inclusion, Part 2

June Newsletter Topic: Autism and Inclusion, Part 2
This month, Positively Autism continues our blog post series on inclusion. If you're new to our blog, here's a brief overview of inclusion that we shared last month.

Future blog posts will feature articles, books, videos, and resources about including students with autism in general education classrooms and community activities.

Inclusion means that children with disabilities participate in the general education classroom or other activities with children without disabilities. Inclusion has also been called "mainstreaming."

Advantages of inclusive school classrooms for students with autism include participation in a natural environment, exposure to the general curriculum, peer models for language and communication, and potential for acceptance and friendship among the broader community.

Classmates without disabilities may also benefit from having a student with autism in their class by learning about the differences among people and developing compassion and understanding. Some of the strategies that benefit students with autism in an inclusive classroom, such as structure and visual supports, may also be helpful for all students.

Reference: "What Are the Pros and Cons of Including Children with Special Needs in Regular Classrooms?" by Alan Harchik, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Here are the rest of this month's articles/resources:

"The Importance of Including Youth with Autism in Community Programs" Video with Dr. Lynn Koegel -

"Supporting Students with Autism: 10 Ideas for Inclusive Classrooms" by Dr. Paula Kluth -

Children’s Books About Autism -

Great Ideas for Inclusive Classrooms -

"Can Inclusion Work for my Child in High School?" Video with Dr. Paula Kluth -

You're Going to Love This Kid!: Teaching Children with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom -

June Positive Autism News -

Fourth of July Social Story and Activities -


  1. Inclusion makes sense for practical reasons also

  2. As a sign of gratitude for how my son was saved from autism, i decided to reach out to those still suffering from this.
    My son suffered autism in the year 2013 and it was really tough and heartbreaking for me because he was my all and the symptoms were terrible, he always have difficulty with communication, , and he always complain of poor eye contact . we tried various therapies prescribed by our neurologist but none could cure him. I searched for a cure and i saw a testimony by someone who was cured and so many other with similar body problem, and he left the contact of the doctor who had the cure to autism . I never imagined autism has a natural cure not until i contacted him and he assured me my son will be fine. I got the herbal medication he recommended and my son used it and in one months time he was fully okay even up till this moment he is so full of life.autism has a cure and it is a herbal cure contact the doctor for more info on on how to get the medication. Thanks for reading my story