• Mihaela GRASU Postdoctoral fellow, Faculty of Philosophy and Social-Political Sciences, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi


autism, educational and behavioural methods, teamwork, partnership with parents, qualitative research


Autism is a complex disorder that affects many levels of mental development therefore requires a comprehensive and multidisciplinary intervention. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have become increasingly more common in Romania, which required the creation of services in which to intervene in specific ways. This article aims to analyse the difficulties of professionals who working with children with ASD and solutions they use. Research methodology is a qualitative, a fieldwork based on semi-structured interviews in two non-governmental organizations and a special school have as beneficiaries children with ASD. The subjects interviewed are from different professions: teachers, psychologists, social workers and managers, but also parents of children with ASD. Data analysis shows that the greatest difficulties are related to working with parents, their children's challenging behaviours and the organization and coordination of services. Research findings include several measures to improve their services dealing with people with ASD, based primarily on practical solutions identified.


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