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Mainstreaming and Autism

by Christine on June 29, 2011

Mainstreaming is a somewhat old-fashioned term (the newer term is “inclusion”). When the term mainstreaming is used, it generally describes a setting in which your child is part of a typical classroom with minimal extra support. Some accommodations may be in place, but in general your child is expected to be able to behave appropriately [...]


The search for a missing three-year-old autistic boy in Laval, Que., is shining a light on the unique struggle parents of autistic children go through to keep their children safe. The story of Adam Benhamma’s disappearance near the icy Mille-Iles River in Quebec is bringing back terrible memories for Veronica Fraser, whose autistic son James [...]