9781412923811

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

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    9781412923811

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    1412923816

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-10-15
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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Summary

By providing case studies and examples that show the reader how to put theory into practice in multi-disciplinary settings, this book clearly explains how changes in policy and provision have affected the ways in which young people and adults with autism are cared for and educated. This book offers up-to-date, accessible information on: o the nature and affects of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) o family issues surrounding caring for and educating those with ASDs o possible intervention programmes o how to support the family Based on years of experience gained in education and care settings, this book offers strategies for all those working with adolescents and adults who are on the autistic spectrum.

Author Biography

Kate Wall is Principal Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Glossary of termsp. ix
About the authorp. xi
Introduction to this bookp. 1
Summary
Definitions and the current situation in education, health and social carep. 9
Introduction
Special needs, learning difficulties and/or disability
Categorising and labelling
Labels and diagnosis
Autism and Asperger syndrome
Triad of impairments
Prevalence
Key features of autism and Asperger syndrome
The reality for adolescents and adults with ASDs
Developments in education
Developments in health and social care
Care services
Summary
Key issues
Suggestions for discussion
Suggested further reading
Policy developments, legislation and guidancep. 25
Introduction
Early provision
Returning to history
Returning to history again
A thought on human rights and disability rights
Summary
Key issues
Suggested further reading
Appendix: Timeline of significant legislation, reports and guidance
Understanding the world of autismp. 55
Introduction
The individuality of ASDs
Key areas of difficulty
Social interaction
Social communication
Imagination
Other behaviours associated with autism
Sensory difficulties
Summary
Key issues
Suggestions for discussion
Suggested further reading
Considering family issuesp. 70
Introduction
Diagnosis and childhood: experiences of the family
Specific issues for fathers
Parents
Siblings
Parental employment issues
Educational issues
Issues of further and higher education
Adulthood
Employment
Housing
Later life issues
Impact on families
Summary
Key issues
Suggestions for discussion
Suggested further reading
Intervention programmesp. 87
Introduction
A brief history of interventions
Early identification
Specific approaches
Which approach do we use?
Summary
Key issues
Suggestions for discussion
Suggested further reading
Appropriate provision in educationp. 101
Introduction
Educational systems and processes
Issues of inclusion
Transition issues
Specific issues for students with ASDs
Key areas of difficulty within an education environment
Key issues for professionals in education settings
Appropriate strategies
Summary
Key issues
Suggestions for discussion
Suggested further reading
Appropriate provision in care settingsp. 117
Introduction
Care systems and processes
Transition issues
Care plans
Housing and accommodation
Employment
Access to health services
Person-centred planning and advocacy
Consequences of getting it wrong
General strategies for use
Staffing issues
Summary
Key issues
Suggestions for discussion
Suggested further reading
Bibliographyp. 137
Indexp. 144
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