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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 ...

Early Intervention
Early intervention
Jacqueline M. Roberts Kate Simpson
Introduction

In this chapter the evolution of currently understood principles of good practice in autism early intervention are discussed and principles set out. Approaches to intervention are discussed in relation to frameworks and models and a practical process to individual programming for children with autism and their families is presented.

Implications of Earlier Autism Diagnosis and Identification
Prevalence of Autism

Until the 1990s autism was viewed as a relatively rare condition. Those identified with autism were more likely to have severe impairments, including intellectual and language impairments, consistent with Kanner's original (1943) description. In recent decades there has been a rapid global increase in the reported prevalence of rates of autism. In ...

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