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.

Considering Family Issues

Considering family issues

This chapter explores:

  • the effects of ASDs on family members;
  • issues from the childhood of the member with an ASD which have a long-term impact on the family;
  • issues for professional to consider;
  • key areas of concern for family members relating to the adult with ASD.


We are, quite rightly, likely to spend considerable time discussing and debating current policy and practice in our attempts to ensure effective provision for all young people and adults with ASDs we work with. Yet each individual student, resident or client will have been, or will still be, central to his/her own family. Throughout their childhood the majority of children with ASDs are resident with their families and the difficulties and issues related to ASDs ...

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