Recess can be isolating and chaotic for children with autism. UW researchers say it doesn’t have to be.

Children play during recess at the University of Washington’s early-learning Haring Center, which enrolls students with and without disabilities. New research from UW suggest schools can make recess more inclusive for children with autism.
Credit: Haring Center for Inclusive Education/University of Washington

A research team found that children with autism tended to interact with their neurotypical peers on the periphery. That interest and motivation could offer educators ideas to make recess more inclusive for students with autism.

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