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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 ...

Focus on Families
Focus on families
Michaela DuBay Sallie Nowell Linda R. Watson
Introduction

Each child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a part of a larger family context. Their functioning and development cannot be removed from this environment. Acknowledging the importance of the family in the lives of children with ASD, the US National Research Council (NRC, 2001) recommended that service providers collaborate with family members throughout the continuum of care. This chapter will discuss the various ways in which families can be involved in early intervention, for children from birth to 5, with a particular focus on caregiver-mediated service delivery models. We will cover important considerations when choosing service delivery models, including ...

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