An Initial Investigation of the Kit for Kids Peer Educational Program

AbstractA large number of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) receive instruction in general education classrooms; therefore, students with ASD and typically-developing peers are likely to interact throughout the school day. Although research indicates that typically-developing peers play a critical role in supporting successful inclusive experiences for students with ASD, research suggests that elementary and middle school students report limited knowledge and awareness of ASD. Peer education programs have been used to promote and support acceptance of students with ASD in general education settings; however, research on these programs is still emerging. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the Kit for Kids (KfK) program, which is a peer educational program designed by the Organization of Autism Research. Using Grounded Theory methodology, researchers conducted an evaluation of students ’ initial impressions of the KfK program as well as suggestions for improving peer education efforts on behalf of students with ASD.
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research

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