The experience of inclusion of students with autism spectrum disorders in the mainstream



State general education facility of the Moscow city School Kovcheg № 1321, Moscow, Russia, was founded 25 years ago by professionals of the Center for Curative Pedagogics and parents for education and social ad­aptation of children, including children with disabilities. The school functions based on the principles of in­tegrated education and inclusive approach in education, the educational environment in it was established, and it is adapted for the educational needs of each student on the maximum level. The article describes the experience and organizational forms of inclusion of children with autism spectrum disorders in the educational environment of the Kovcheg school, the main principles and approaches that are used in school education, the directions of the educators' work for creation of the inclusive environment.

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Keywords: School «Kovcheg», inclusive education, special terms for education, universal design for education, autism spectrum disorders

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Borisova N.V., Bushmelev M.E. The experience of inclusion of students with autism spectrum disorders in the mainstream. Autizm i narusheniya razvitiya = Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016. Vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 19–26. DOI: 10.17759/autdd.2016140103. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Natalya V. Borisova, Deputy Director for the Content of Education and Convergence of Educational Programs, school № 1540, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Maxim E. Bushmelev, Defectologist, head of the psychological and pedagogical support service, OANO "New School", Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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