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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 ...

Feedback from Family Members on Outcomes and Experiences of Education for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Feedback from family members on outcomes and experiences of education for individuals on the autism spectrum
Maureen Bennie

My two children with ASD, Marc (19) and Julia (17), have received their education through the public school system in Canada. They began their schooling on very different educational paths, but as they are nearing the end of their school years, those paths have converged and become the same. Both children have similar language impairments and cognitive difficulties, but they are very different people in regards to learning styles, temperament, interests, work ethic, and social skills.

Marc has always been in a specialized classroom setting, catering for children with ...

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