When is the right time for inclusive education? Developmental factors and a model of transition from specialized ASD intervention to inclusive education

Anna Waligórska

The University of Social Sciences and Humanities, SOTIS Autism Therapy Center

Anna Waligórska, Ph. D. – assistant professor at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, director of research and development at the SOTIS Autism Therapy Center, member of Autism-Europe. Specializes in therapy of autism spectrum disorders, especially with reference to developmental, visual and narrative aspects. Her publications concern effectiveness of ASD therapy methods (including use of new technologies), visual communication, psychological aspects of visual experience and preferences. Since 2005 participates in the development of the SOTIS Autism Therapy Center. Specializes clinically in therapy and diagnosis of children and teenagers with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome - latest activities include co-introducing STAT (Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers, Stone, 2008) to Poland and participation in ADOS-2 Polish validation.


Background: Depending on the educational setting (specialised/therapeutic vs inclusive), we may distinguish various factors contributing to successful outcomes of children with autism. Specialised intervention more likely... [ view full abstract ]

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Authors declare no conflict of interests. [ view full abstract ]


  1. Anna Waligórska (The University of Social Sciences and Humanities, SOTIS Autism Therapy Center)
  2. Karolina Kuncewicz-Sosnowska (SOTIS Autism Therapy Center)
  3. Zofia Borska-Mądrzycka (SOTIS Autism Therapy Center)
  4. Michał Waligórski (SOTIS Autism Therapy Center)

Topic Area

Topics: Practice


V2B » Oral Posters: Communication; interventions II (15:20 - Friday, 16th September, Moorfoot Room)

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