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Educational Implications

The following is an overview of characteristics of students with autism spectrum disorders (AU). Each of the characteristics discussed below varies significantly within and across individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Thus, students with autism have varying degrees of challenges and strengths in each of the areas reviewed below.

Cognition

 

Social Interactions

 

Special or Unique Interests

 

Organization

 

Daily Living Skills

 

School Subjects

 

Seeing the Big Picture

 

Self-Regulation

 

Uncertainty

 

Understanding the Thoughts and Feelings of Others