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 and teachers who wish to know and understand current views of the nature of autism, and best practice in educational support.

Curriculum Balance: Access to Academic Learning and the Therapeutic Curriculum

Curriculum Balance: Access to Academic Learning and the Therapeutic Curriculum

Curriculum balance: access to academic learning and the therapeutic curriculum
Whitney Griffin Kara Hume Ann Sam


From a global perspective, many countries across the world have made strides toward increased integration of students on the autism spectrum in the education system, often through some type of specialized programming. However, the nature of the available services and how these services are accessed is quite variable. There are also a variety of cultural and ethical issues that should be considered to better understand difficulties, limitations, and barriers that might be faced in the provision of specialized services to students on the autism spectrum in schools. Some ...

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