Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Strand, Charles


General education placement are believed to offer innumerable benefits for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), however, decisions about including students with ASD remain controversial. This thesis highlights the benefits and challenges of including students with ASD in the mainstream setting. Inclusion represents the belief or philosophy that students with disabilities should be integrated into the regular education classroom with the relevant support to enable them to succeed. ASD is a very complicated disability; there are various levels of ability a student with ASD may have and there are also many types of this disorder. There are several effective strategies that may be used with students with ASD that can be helpful to all students in the classroom. When implemented properly, inclusion can have many benefits for all students and teachers involved in the process.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis