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photo (cc) Malte Sörensen @ flickr What behaviors are common in students with autism? Be overly sensitive in sight, hearing, touch, smell, or taste (for example, they may refuse to wear "itchy" clothes and become distressed if they are forced to wear the clothes)
Have unusual distress when routines are changedPerform repeated body movements
Show unusual attachments to objects
"Acts up" with intense tantrums
Gets stuck on a single topic or task (perseveration)
Has a short attention span
Has very narrow interests
Is overactive or very passive
Shows aggression to others or self
Shows a strong need for sameness
Uses repetitive body movements What is Autism? Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. What are the effects of mainstreaming students with autism into the general education classroom? What are the effects for general education students? What are the effects for the student with autism? They have the benefit of both the resource teacher and the general education teacher.
Peer grouping helps improve social interaction between the mainstreamed student and general education students.
Mainstreamed students pick up classroom knowledge. What are some effects for the mainstreamed student? Resources http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002494/


http://theautismresearchfoundation.org/resources/about-autism/ What are some negative effects for general education students? Instructional time is lost due to the teacher redirecting the student with autism.
Instruction may be "watered down" because of the mainstreamed student.
General education students may feel the mainstreamed student is getting special treatment when accommodations are made by the teacher.
Mainstreamed students might become a distraction to general education students.
The teacher may be so distracted by the mainstreamed student that it prevents them from doing her job.
One major benefit for general education students is that they become more willing to accept diversity.
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