The Right to Appropriate and meaningful Education for Children with ASD

David Marshall, Craig Goodall

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Abstract

This paper will explore from a ‘child’s rights perspective’ the ‘right’ of children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) to appropriate and meaningful education.Human ‘rights’ principles within international law will be evaluated in relation to how they have been interpreted and applied in relation to achieving this ‘right’. The International Convention of the Rights of the Child (United Nations in Convention on the rights of the child, office of the high commissioner, United Nations, Geneva, 1989) and the convention on the rights of the person with disability (United Nations in Convention on the rights of person’s with disabilities and optional protocol, office of the high commissioner, United Nations, Geneva, 2006) amongst others will be utilised to argue the case for ‘inclusive’educational opportunities to be a ‘right’ of every child on the autistic spectrum. The efficacy of mainstream inclusion is explored, identifying the position that a ‘one size fits all’model of education is not appropriate for all children with ASD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3159-3167
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume45
Issue number10
Early online date03 Jun 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015

Keywords

  • Inclusion Autism Children Human rights Education

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