Comprehensive Treatment Program for Autistic Children and Adults in Denmark
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The purpose of this paper is to recount our experiences with a group of autistic children and adults who have been receiving a long term comprehensive treatment during the last 25 years. The program is being run at Sofieskolen, a special school for 37 autistic children between the ages of 3 to 18. For some youngsters who have reached the age of 18, residential homes have been established. In order to provide vocational opportunities, sheltered workshops also have been started. In addition, efforts are made to fill leisure time with evening school activities, hobbies, social activities and vacation trips. The principle aim of our program is to provide autistic persons with a life style as near to the normal as possible.
KeywordsAutistic Child Residential Home Infantile Autism Professional Assistance Meaningful Existence
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