PERCEPTIONS OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ABOUT FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN SCHOOLS FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM IN PAKISTAN
Keywords:Children with autism; Special education schools; School administrators; facilities and services; Pakistan
This study was designed to know the perception of school administrators about the available services for children with autism in private and government special schools of Pakistan. Nineteen (19) school administrators were interviewed from six major cities of Pakistan including Karachi, Peshawar, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Quetta, and Lahore. Perception of school administrators was recorded with the help of self-made structured questionnaire. The results of the study reveal that different diagnostic and therapeutic services are available for children with autism in Pakistan. On the other side; professionally qualified trained teachers, accessible buildings, pick and drop facilities for children are their major problems.
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