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

Introduction to This Book

Introduction to this book

This chapter will:

  • introduce the reader to some of the key issues explored throughout this book;
  • identify to the reader the topics covered within each chapter.

Throughout this book the world of autism and key characteristics for young people and adults with ASDs will be explored, considering the impact these will have on the health, education and care of those experiencing ASDs. The effect on family members will be discussed to raise awareness and understanding of the considerable impact that ASDs can have. Legislation and government initiatives will also be explored to highlight progress and developments to date. Specifically, reports related to provision for adolescents and adults with ASDs have emerged which will have helped develop our understanding of ...

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