Self-determination experience of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

This is qualitative research on self-determination of children with ASD (N=2) and children without disabilities (N=2). They will be observed during play time in inclusive classrooms. The specific research questions included the following: (1) what are different types of self-determination experience for children with ASD and children without disabilities? (2) what are differences in terms of frequency on self-determination experience for them? 1. As a result of this session, participants will be able to get practical information on self-determination experience of young children with autism spectrum disorders and will be encouraged to get involved in research pertaining to self-determination in the field. 2. As a result of this session, participants will be able to utilize the results as a basic self-determination program in their own institutions or schools. This study will lead to develop more curriculums and programs relative to self-determination for children with autism spectrum disorders 3. As a result of this session, participants will be able to recognize needs for comprehensive support for children with autism spectrum disorders, including strategies for promoting self-determination.