The number of people diagnosed with autism has been increasing dramatically since the 1980s. Many times, children with autism in schools can suffer from learning disabilities and the lack of proper special education programs. However, there are a number of special education programs and special needs schools, so every child with special needs can have a special education plan designed specifically for their individual needs.
Common special needs include challenges with learning, communication challenges, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, and developmental disorders. Even in regular public schools, there is help for children with learning disabilities in the form of I.E.P.s (individualized education plans) and remedial services like reading help, tutoring, and other support professionals.
Autistic toddlers differ more strikingly from social norms; for example, they have less eye contact and turn taking, and do not have the ability to use simple movements to express themselves, such as the deficiency to point at things. In addition, within two years of high school, less than half of those with autism spectrum disorder have paying jobs, the lowest rate of any disabled group.
All in all, it is very important that special needs schools exist. Though special education programs in public schools can be customized to address each individual student’s unique needs, some kids essentially need to go to a special needs school. Ultimately, everyone learns differently, and everyone has the right to receive a good education, regardless of what obstacles might be in their way.