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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 Successful Professional in Autism? School Education – A Lived Experience
What makes a successful professional in autism? school education – a lived experience
Yenn (Jeanette) Purkis
Introduction

I am 44 years old and have a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Condition. When I went to school, an appropriate diagnosis was not available for me. Therefore, I struggled at school from the first years of primary to that joyous day when I finished my school education.

When I started school I had difficulties with ‘aggression'. I think two things may have been driving this. Firstly, I have a very large sense of my own personal space and I dislike it being ‘invaded’ by other people. In early primary school when I was ...

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