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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 ...

Chapter 10: Building on Early Foundations into School: Fostering Socialization in Meaningful Socio-cultural Contexts

Building on Early Foundations into School: Fostering Socialization in Meaningful Socio-cultural Contexts
Building on early foundations into school: fostering socialization in meaningful socio-cultural contexts
Lakshmi Balasubramanian Alexander Mario Blum Pamela Wolfberg
Introduction

Children across the autism spectrum experience pervasive challenges in socialization, which pose unique challenges in providing education and related support and services. For purposes of this chapter, we define socialization as the process through which people appropriate knowledge, skills, and values needed to engage socially, form relationships, and participate within natural socio-cultural contexts as a member of a group or community. The socialization process is inherently influenced by multiple factors, including a person's individual development, culture, language, socio-economic experience, and day-to-day life. ...

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