International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychiatry | India | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023 | Rating: 4.9 / 10


Barriers in Access to Regular Schools for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Odisha: A Caregiver Perspective based Qualitative Research

Sunanda Banerjee | Tazyeen Arifa


Abstract: This article explores the challenges and barriers faced by children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD in gaining access to regular school education in India. It highlights the importance of early diagnosis for effective interventions and emphasizes the need for inclusive education to accommodate children with ASD and other developmental setbacks. The study conducted interviews with 8 parents of children with ASD to understand their perceptions and experiences. The findings reveal the lack of awareness about inclusive education, stigmas, and infrastructure issues that hinder the inclusion of children with ASD in mainstream schools. The study advocates for a societal shift towards inclusive education to ensure the fundamental educational rights of intellectually atypical children.


Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder, inclusive education, barriers, parental perception, qualitative study


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,


Pages: 512 - 517


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