Autism: Promoting Peer Understanding

Licette Gus

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This article describes how autism was explained to a group of Year 10 students. This was in response to an autistic boy feeling socially rejected in a mainstream school. An adaptation of the whole class session of a ‘Circle of Friends’ was used. The process served to challenged the stereotypic ideas the class held about the autistic boy and helped them to change their attitudes towards him.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-468
Number of pages8
JournalEducational Psychology in Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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