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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 ...

Accessing a Broad and Relevant Curriculum
Accessing a broad and relevant curriculum
Emily C. Bouck Jordan Shurr
Introduction

A broad and relevant curriculum is a British term that reflects the position of the United Kingdom and Australia toward the education of students with autism (Cooper, 2013; Jordan, 2005). While difficult to define, it conceptually refers to not limiting the curricular exposure and opportunities of students with autism. Access to a broad and relevant curriculum includes traditional school subjects, such as English/language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, foreign languages, as well as such facets as ‘communication, social interaction, and the development of flexible thinking’ (Jones, 2013, p. 45; Jordan, 2011). For the purposes of this chapter, ‘broad’ refers to ...

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