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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 ...

Autism and Comorbidities: Autism Plus – Implications for Diagnosis, Prognosis and Interventions
Autism and comorbidities: autism plus – implications for diagnosis, prognosis and interventions
Christopher Gillberg
Introduction

Autism traits are common in the general population of children (Constantino and Todd 2003, Posserud et al 2006, Lundström et al 2012) and adults (Ruzich et al 2015a & 2015b), and it is often assumed that the clinical diagnosis of ASD is made at the severe end of a continuous distribution of autism features (Constantino and Charman 2016). Several per cent of the whole Bergen child population of almost 10,000 7- to 9-year-old children had marked autistic features, but only about one in four to one in five of these had actually received a clinical diagnosis ...

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