Study Finds one of Every Six Autistic Children are Expelled From Daycare
[Source: Medical X-Press]
Daycare can be a brutal start for some of our society’s youngest and most vulnerable people.
A University of California, Riverside, study found that 16% of autistic children—roughly one in six—are expelled from preschool programs, with the average age of rejected children being only 3.3 years old. The consequences for these children were chilling. Once they entered kindergarten, previously expelled children faced more conflict with and dependency on their teachers, among other difficulties, the study found.
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