Document Type

Original Study


The current study aimed to reveal the level of self-care skills for autistic children, as well as to reveal the level of self-care skills for autistic children according to the gender and age variables. The descriptive method was used in the study, the study sample was chosen randomly and consisted of (100) autistic children aged (4 to 12) years, who are subscribed in the special education institutions (public and private) in Sulaymaniyah Governorate Center, for the academic year 2021/2022. The researches prepared a scale as a mean for the data collection. then by Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) program the data were statistically processed, and the study reached the following results: The sample possesses self-care skills, the results showed that the level of self-care skills in the (eating and drinking skill) was high, and in the (skills of the general appearance) was low, and concerning the level of skills in both of the (personal hygiene, safety and security), it was at an average rate. The results also showed that there were no statistically significant differences in the average scores of respondents on the scale of self-care skills according to the variables of age as well as gender, the researchers developed some recommendations and suggestions based on these results.