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Education and Care for Adolescents and Adults with Autism

Education and Care for Adolescents and Adults with Autism
A Guide for Professionals and Carers


October 2007 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Using case studies and examples that show the reader how to put theory into practice in multi-disciplinary settings, Education and Care for Adolescents and Adults with Autism clearly explains how changes in policy and provision have affected how young people and adults with autism are cared for and educated. The author highlights current problematic outcomes from a multi-agency perspective and offers:

  • Up-to-date and accessible information on the nature and affects of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • A detailed chronology of legislation across disciplines
  • Recommendations on family issues surrounding the care and education of those with ASD
  • Possible intervention programs
  • Appropriate strategies for use in care settings, education settings, and at home

Based on years of experience, this resource offers a range of strategies for all those working with or caring for adolescents and adults with ASD.

1 - Introduction to this book
2 - Definitions and the current situation in education, health and social care
3 - Policy developments, legislation and guidance
4 - Understanding the world of autism
5 - Considering family issues Chapter
6 - Intervention programmes
7 - Provision in education
8 - Provision in care settings

Good guide and reference text to support practitioners working with adults with autism- excellent for PCET students

Mr Julian Ayres
School of Education and Community, Wrexham Glyndwr University
February 13, 2020

This book is GREAT! I have so many tabs in this book that it looks like a hedgehog, if you want your students to have a well rounded introduction into issues surrounding ASD, this is it!

Mrs Suzanne Raynor
My department is not listed, Deeside College
January 28, 2014

This book is essential reading for anybody coming into contact with those with autism.
The author gives clear guidance on what to look for and how to deal whith what one finds. The book desperately needs updating though.

Mr Maurice Fordy
Training Department, Midway Care Group Ltd
November 2, 2013

An excellent book, with a insightful perspective on ASD.

Jennifer Woods
Education, Liverpool John Moores University
September 26, 2013

Clear guidance is given for any professional working with people who are on the Autistic Spectrum.

Easy to read and to understand.

Mrs Cheryl Hine
Teacher Training, Leeds City College
September 17, 2013

A well-written and thought-provoking book. On page 1 Wall acknowledges that the information in this book “barely touches the surface” and she provides opportunities for further reading at the end of each chapter. This book is very useful to provide an easily accessible, up-to-date and vital overview of current practice and support both in school and in care settings.

Mrs Irene Scott
Faculty , Chester University
May 31, 2013

I have recommended this book because the discussion explains what the ASD condition means to parents /carers. It gives insight into the way in which treatment/interventions can be approached. It's really well written

Mr Mark Flagg
Swansea School of Education, Swansea Metropolitan University
December 11, 2012

this book had easy to follow chapters and practical advise which the students would take on board - as this subject area is a topic we cover as part of a module we would not expect them to buy this as compulsory but those going to work in this field would find this helpful to understand how the workplace really is

Miss Jennifer Barnes
School of Education and Professional Studies , East Lancashire Institute of HE at Blackburn
September 22, 2011

a good source of information. very useful for the learners wishing to go into supporting adults and children with autism

Mrs Karen Cooke
health and social care, Bolton Community College
May 21, 2011

clear, concise, well thought out. Intervention programmes section needs to be more in depth and wider in scope

Mrs Anne Fenech
Health Sciences, Southampton University
June 15, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One PDF

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