A research study, entitled Inclusionary Practices for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, was conducted by the University of Prince Edward Island in partnership with the Prince Edward Island Department of Education between 2001-2005. Parents of children with autism from across Prince Edward Island were interviewed by researchers. Parents noted the importance of being an informed advocate. Working with professionals and school staff can be challenging at times. Using open and honest communication can lead to positive experiences and successful outcomes. Parents who were interviewed also stated that being informed about available resources and options was useful. Having a good knowledge base and knowing what supports are available helps parents when advocating for their child with autism.

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