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.

Bullying Issues for Students on the Autism Spectrum and Their Families

Bullying Issues for Students on the Autism Spectrum and Their Families

Bullying issues for students on the autism spectrum and their families
Verity Bottroff Barbara Spears Phillip Slee


Across the globe, the trend towards the inclusion and mainstreaming of children and adolescents with disabilities, including autism spectrum conditions (ASC), brings with it a responsibility to ensure student well-being as a foundation for positive educational experiences. Students on the autism spectrum will, to varying degrees, face challenges in processing the social and communication milieu of a mainstream school environment. This places them in a vulnerable position with an increased risk of experiencing bullying, which can impact both physically and psychologically on their well-being. Bullying prevention ...

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