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.
This chapter explores:
- a range of intervention approaches;
- features of good practice;
- commonalities between effective practice in education, health and social care settings.
As we have seen in earlier chapters the reality for adults with autism can be negative so we currently find ourselves in a situation where much more is known about ASDs, yet provision across education and care for adolescents and adults with ASDs may well be patchy. At times exemplary practice is evident but for the majority this is not the case. Many adolescents are attending schools, colleges and universities where staff have little knowledge of ASDs, while the majority of adults are either living at home or in residential care. If this is the current situation then clearly we ...