Including Children with Autism in General Education Classrooms A Review of Effective Strategies

Joshua K. Harrower, Glen Dunlap

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Children with autism can benefit from participation in inclusive classroom environments, and many experts assert that inclusion is a civil right and is responsible for nurturing appropriate social development. However, most children with autism require specialized supports to experience success in these educational contexts. This article provides a review of the empirical research that has addressed procedures for promoting successful inclusion of students with autism. Strategies reviewed include antecedent manipulations, delayed contingencies, self-management, peer-mediated interventions, and other approaches that have been demonstrated in the literature to be useful. The article concludes with a discussion of future research needs.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalBehavior Modification
StatePublished - Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Special Education and Teaching
  • Developmental Psychology

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