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Autistic Students

I think that students with Autistic spectrum disorders are educated without there typical peers in order to develope socially however I know that has to be more than just that. I have tried looking up some advantages and disadvantages that is in question two but I have not found what I am looking for. Could you give me some guidance on these two questions.

1. Why are so many students with autistic spectrum disorders educated in settings that do not include typical peers?

2. What are the advantages and disadvantages to the special needs students and general education students for doing so? Which do you advocate?

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1. Why are so many students with autistic spectrum disorders educated in settings that do not include typical peers?

Students with autistic spectrum disorders who are educated in settings without their typical peers are usually facing exclusion from their school. Exclusion is a ruling that a child may no longer attend a specific school's premises. The reasons for this can be the following:
? Occurrence of serious problems in breaches of the behavior policy of the school (includes bullying); Most autistic students are bullied by the typical peers who don't understand their needs;
? When allowing the child to continue his studies in the school would harm the education or welfare of the other students/people in the school.
Exclusion cannot be granted for minor reasons or breaches of school rules such as failure to submit homework, tardiness, breaches of uniform rules, or poor academic performance. Parents of autistic children must make sure that the proper procedures are followed in the exclusion process and that the reasons are reasonable enough.
Another reason for exclusion is the fact that most schools lack the necessary expertise, experience, time and specialist support to handle children with autistic disorders. In the preschool and primary schools, most teachers are trained and have the capability to respond and they know how to handle these children. However, in the secondary sector, there is a deterioration of the situation. Some teachers and staff experience difficulties in coping with the problems in communication ...

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The solution explains why there are many students with autistic spectrum disorders who are educated in settings without typical peers. It also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of such decision. References are included.

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