On the Preschool Education of Children with Autism. The Current State of the Issue



The main symptoms of autism takes long time to develop. Preschool education of children with autism spectrum dis­orders (ASD) is not only of psycho-educational and developmental importance, but also serves as the most important preventive factor. The proposed thematic issue «Preschool Education of Children with ASD: the Implementation of Adapted Educational Programs and the Application of Evidence-Based Practices» presents six articles on the actual is­sues of preschool education for children with autism spectrum disorders in Russia. Two articles deal with general issues (research and diagnosis of ASD), the authors of four other articles introduce the methods of teaching and support of preschool children. The possible prospects for further research and importance of the topics of publications are shown.

General Information

Keywords: autism; autism spectrum disorders (ASD); preschool education; parents of children with autism; bilingualism; comprehensive support; developing space; foreign experience

Journal rubric: Thematic editor's note

Article type: editorial note

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/autdd.2023210201

Received: 27.06.2023


For citation: Morozov S.A. On the Preschool Education of Children with Autism. The Current State of the Issue. Autizm i narusheniya razvitiya = Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2023. Vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 3–6. DOI: 10.17759/autdd.2023210201. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Sergey A. Morozov, PhD in Biology, Leading scientific worker of the Centre for Socialization and Personalization of Children Education, Federal Institute of Education Development of Presidential Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7354-2711, e-mail: morozov-ca@mail.ru



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