2017 WISE Research #08
Meeting the Needs of Pupils with Autism in Qatar: Moving forward
The first study of its kind in Qatar, this research investigated how to improve autism education through a contextual enquiry and consultation with stakeholders. Given the country’s supportive leadership, a knowledgeable community of parents and specialists, the findings indicate great potential to transform autism education. In moving forward, the priority is to ensure that autistic people and their families have access to mandated diagnostic, post-diagnostic and early intervention services, and an appropriate range of educational provision for all age groups. Social and leisure facilities are also crucially important, as well as support for transition between stages of schooling and from school to adult services. There needs to be a range of opportunities for autistic adults, and culturally appropriate research on approaches and interventions. Personal and professional development is needed at various levels and autistic people should be included in all decisions that affect them.
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This report has been reviewed by
- Dr. Beth Saggers, Senior Lecturer, School of Cultural and Professional Learning , Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology
- Prof. Liz Pellicano, Director of the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), University College London