Promoting Inclusion Through Education


A mother shares tips on how to ensure that a child with autism is fully included in school and community life. It takes time, energy, and hard work. But, as she also notes, the payoff is worthwhile.

When asked by a playmate, “What is wrong with you?” my daughter simply replied: “There is nothing wrong with me… I am autistic.” As her mother, I see part of my job as helping to ensure that Kitty is a part of the class (not only in elementary school but throughout her life). Although there are many ways that I try to ensure that she is included by both her classmates and teachers in all activities, inside the classroom and out, I will cover the four main techniques I use in this article.

Read Part of the Class by Susan Crockett