Autism spectrum disorders are lifelong developmental disabilities that can impact how students
understand, what they see, hear and otherwise sense. This can result in difficulties with learning,
communication, and behavior in their classroom. To execute this phenomenological research study in private
schools of autism, the researchers were keen to dig out and try to listen to the perspectives of the special
educationists regarding challenges in facilitating the teaching-learning process. Through semi-structured interviews,
data were collected from twenty (20) special educationists working with
children diagnosed on the spectrum of autism disorder. The majority of the
special educationists reported that during teaching, they must execute
various intervention strategies by incorporating different tools provided by
the school. Their one major issue was time management because they have
to handle every kind of issues arouse by the child and environment, alone
during teaching. It was reported that the general education curriculum is
also difficult to teach alone because they have not received any kind of
specialized curriculum for such kids.
1-Asmaa Azeem Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Almas Shoaib Phd Scholar, Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Fauzia Naheed Professor, Department of Education, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.