A growing number of students with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) are educated in general education settings. To support them effectively and maximize their learning potential, it is essential that all school staff fully understand their needs. This complete training package demonstrates the value of using self-evaluation tools to improve services, and includes:Guidance on delivering professional development to ensure inclusive practices schoolwideActivities and case studies to facilitate discussion Discussions of issues related to School Access Plans and the Disability Equality DutyAdvice on useful resources, literature, and Web sitesA CD-ROM with PowerPoint slides Teachers, SENCOs, and management staff in primary and secondary schools will find this an essential training resource.

Planning for Transition

Planning for transition

Individuals with ASDs do not like change and so it is important that any changes in circumstances are well planned in advance. This section gives an overview of the approaches that can be used to plan effectively for transition and recommends a number of strategies and ideas that can be used to assist in the process.


Given the difficulties many ASD pupils face in coping with change, it is important to place a strong emphasis on carefully planned transition across phases. The move from one provision to another therefore needs to be handled sensitively. Some local authorities now have designated officers with a responsibility for monitoring transition either across phases or within a phase.

A number of methods can be adopted in ...

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