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Online Education of Children With Autism and Developmental Disorders – Necessity During The Covid-19 Pandemic
December 2019 was the beginning of a change in the entire world scene. In a short period of time, the appearance of the COVID-19 virus has left an indelible mark on health systems, the economy, as well as on the lives of individuals. Every segment of society is affected. Proportional to the speed of the spread of the virus, it had to be the speed of finding solutions to all the challenges it posed to society. One of the basic questions was how to continue the educational process in the new circumstances. Given the way this virus is spreading, the use of information technology has emerged as a natural solution. Different models of education have been proposed, but most of them have included online learning in some segment. The aim of this paper is to present the recommendations of relevant institutions regarding the conditions in which education should take place in the ‘new normal’, changing the roles of educators, students and parents in the online educational process, with special reference to the implications that this model of work has, applied in working with children with developmental disorders. Also, a brief overview of the model of working with children with autism spectrum disorder in a non-school institution will be given. Writing about changes of such magnitude, we cannot help but look at the psychological consequences they leave on every person.