Publication Date


Document Type

Student Project

First Advisor

Dallas, Bryan

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)


School of Family and Consumer Sciences


The purpose of this study is to gather survey-based information from parents of children with autism who are currently in elementary schools in Illinois to determine whether or not their children are receiving the needs they should get. The parents are asked about their perceptions as to whether or not their children are getting the necessary help with educational, stimulatory, and sensory needs. The survey’s response, though limited, found that while accommodations and support for children with autism have improved in the past 20 years, the matter of addressing maladaptive behaviors may still need some work. This shows that while progress has been made, there is still education the teachers in elementary schools will need regarding students with autism.


Northern Illinois University