Meeting the needs of pupils with autism in Qatar: moving forward

Karen Guldberg, Elaine Ashbee, Lila Kossyvaki, Ryan Bradley, Abdullah Basulayyim

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As the first study of its kind in Qatar, this research investigated how to improve autism education by undertaking a contextual enquiry and consultation with stakeholders.

Findings highlight the great potential to transform autism education as the country has a knowledgeable community of parents and specialists, and support from the Ruling Family and government.

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;
* An appropriate range of educational provision for all age groups;
* Social and leisure facilities;
* Support for transitions between stages of schooling and from school to adult services;
* A range of opportunities for autistic adults;
* 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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages82
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2017
Event8th World Innovation Summit for Education - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 14 Nov 201716 Nov 2017


Conference8th World Innovation Summit for Education
Abbreviated titleWISE
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