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This study investigated the level of satisfaction and level of problems of special teachers in teaching children with autism, mental retardation and multiple disabilities. The sample is composed of 651 special teachers working in different special schools of Kerala State. Method of random sampling is employed for the selection of the sample. The tools used for collecting data are inventories for identifying level of problems, and satisfaction of special teachers. The data collected were subjected to descriptive statistical analysis. The results shown that Special teachers were found to have only moderate level satisfaction in teaching children with autism, mental retardation and multiple disabilities (48.85% of teachers reported moderate satisfaction and 29.19% expressed only low satisfaction) .The problems of special teachers in teaching children with autism, mental retardation and multiple disabilities were of mostly high and moderate level (46.85% of teachers reported high and 43.93% expressed moderate problems). Results are interpreted accordingly. Implications are discussed in detail.

Simili P. Chacko
Research Scholar
School of Behavioural Sciences
Mahatma Gandhi University

P.S.Sukumaran
Professor and Director
School of Behavioural Sciences
Mahatma Gandhi University

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