Commentary – bridging the research and practice gap in autism: The importance of creating research partnerships with schools

Sarah Parsons, Tony Charman, Rachel Faulkner, Jude Ragan, Simon Wallace, Kerstin Wittemeyer
2013 Autism  
While the last 10 years have seen a significant increase in research published on early intervention and autism, there is a persistent disconnect between educational research and practice. Governments have invested significant funds in autism education, and a range of approaches have been implemented in schools, but there is limited research exploring whether these educational strategies are effective and a lack of involvement of teaching professionals in the research. Given that the majority
more » ... children and young people with autism spend most of their time in school and
doi:10.1177/1362361312472068 pmid:23614936 fatcat:quei5qtcl5gurezs4g6nnzdasy