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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 ...

Developing an Adaptive Behavior Curriculum across the Age and Ability Range
Developing an adaptive behavior curriculum across the age and ability range
Michelle Lee Kathryn Schweers Rachel Loftin
Introduction

Adaptive behaviors, or the day-to-day activities necessary to take care of oneself and get along with others, are critical to fostering independent function. Indeed, adaptive behavior reflects what a person actually does in an independent manner (i.e., without prompts or supports) as opposed to what the person is capable of doing. Individuals with ASD often present with significant discrepancies between their performance on assessments of cognitive abilities and adaptive behaviors; this gap is most pronounced for older individuals with ASD (i.e., those most in need of ...

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