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Lonely child.

Children with autism spectrum disorder often feel lonely – new study explores peer interaction in schools 

Coordinated by the University of Eastern Finland, the interdisciplinary and international PEICAS project is currently examining how children with autism spectrum disorder interact with others in inclusive classrooms. The project will also collect data from adults with autism spectrum disorder relating to their school years, studying and working life, and the related interaction. Views on how to speak about autism spectrum disorder are also explored.

  • Health and well-being
  • Education and learning environments

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Eija Kärnä

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