Why Everyone Benefits From Including Students With Autism in Literacy Classrooms

  title={Why Everyone Benefits From Including Students With Autism in Literacy Classrooms},
  author={Kelly Chandler-Olcott and Paula Kluth},
  journal={The Reading Teacher},
This article draws on research from literacy and special education, as well as insights from autobiographies and memoirs authored by people on the autism spectrum, to argue that all students, including those without disability labels, benefit when students within the autism spectrum are included in classrooms with their same-age peers. An overview of trends related to literacy instruction for students with autism is provided. Benefits for all members of the classroom community include the… 
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