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Positive Behaviour Strategies to Support Pupils with Autism offers advice on one of the most difficult aspects of teaching children and young adults with autism—understanding and managing their often challenging actions. Covering a range from birth to 19 years, this resource provides: Practical advice on developing an appropriate learning environment INSET materials for developing best practice in positive behavior management; Self-audit tools for practitioners; Reproducibles and practical resources. Essential reading for all teachers and teaching assistants working with pupils on the autistic spectrum, this book presents sound recommendations from an experienced practitioner who understands the reality of managing challenging behavior in the classroom.

Introduction
Introduction

There is no simple causal link between autism and challenging behaviour. However, there are situations in which the impact of autism on a person may cause them to act in a way which challenges other people. Many people with autism present no more challenging behaviour than people without the condition. However, for most people with autism, the world around them is a significantly challenging place, full of confusing rules, conflicting standards and strange, unpredictable happenings. Faced with the challenge of a frenetic and frightening world, it is not surprising that some people with autism respond with equally challenging behaviour.

There have been times in our history when society reacted to such challenges in a profoundly visceral and inhumane manner. Some people with autism alive today ...

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