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.

A Curriculum for the Dual Disability of Autism and Severe Intellectual Disability

A Curriculum for the Dual Disability of Autism and Severe Intellectual Disability

A curriculum for the dual disability of autism and severe intellectual disability
Prithvi Perepa


The increase in the prevalence of autism is also reflected in the amount of research conducted in the field. However, the focus of most of the recent studies is on individuals without any associated intellectual disability. Perhaps this is a reflection of the relatively low proportion of people diagnosed with autism and intellectual disability (ID). Studies (Chakrabarti & Fombonne, 2001; Idring et al., 2015) suggest that the rate of prevalence of this dual diagnosis is around 26% of the people diagnosed with autism. There is no study that explicitly states the prevalence of severe ID among ...

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