In a recent study published by Frontiers in Education, it was found that parents with children on the spectrum were three times more likely to report negative changes in their child due to school closures. Parents also reported seeing regression academically and behaviorally. However, even with the negative impact on behavior, parents are reporting that their children feel happier in comparison to non-autistic children without the social demands that they are normally faced with.
Although no one yet knows the impact that school closures will have long term, it is apparent that educators will need to address these issues and come up with solutions on how to get children back on track. Read the full article here.