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Education is an important aspect of the environmental influences on autism, and effective education can have a significant effect on outcome for those on the autism spectrum. This Handbook explores the key concepts, debates and research areas in this dynamic field. Contributions from a wide range of countries and cultures are organised into six key sections: Part 1: Learning Needs and Educational Responses; Part 2: Early Intervention, Education in Core Domains and Family Support; Part 3: School-Based and Academic Education: Access and Support; Part 4: Collaborative Working in Education; Part 5: Education for Life and Barriers to Education; Part 6: Data Collection in Education and Measurement of Progress. The SAGE Handbook of Autism and Education is a definitive resource for researchers, postgraduate students, reflective practitioners ...

What Makes a Good Professional in Autism? A Parent's Perspective
What makes a good professional in autism? a parent's perspective
Maureen Bennie

Over the years, my two children with autism have had many different teachers, educational assistants, and other professional support people such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and psychologists assess, evaluate, create, and deliver educational programmes to meet their needs. The quality of the support they have received and the delivery of programmes have varied, depending on the person's experience, understanding of autism, and personal qualities such as compassion and empathy.

A good professional understands that their role is a guiding one and they are not there to change who that child is. The primary goal should be to foster growth and ...

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