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.

Appropriate Provision in Education

Appropriate provision in education

This chapter explores:

  • current aspects of educational provision for students with ASDs;
  • issues of inclusion and transition;
  • key areas of ASD difficulty within an educational environment;
  • effective strategies.


Throughout the preceding chapters we have considered the characteristics of young people and adults with ASDs and reviewed the legislation surrounding their education and care. We have identified that the knowledge and skills of the professional involved is crucial to effective provision. Ultimately we found from several reports (Barnard et al., 2000, 2001, 2002; Broach et al., 2003) that in all aspects of life people with ASDs are still being excluded and this is simply not acceptable. Yet the government is stating that by 2025 the lives of all people with ...

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