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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 ...

Community Education and Future Developments
Community education and future developments
Karen Guldberg
Introduction

Given the unique needs of pupils with autism and the rising numbers of children and young people being diagnosed on the autism spectrum worldwide, the development of autism-competent service provision across education, health, housing and social care is a pressing issue. There is clearly a need for practical real-world solutions for education and life skills (Pellicano, Dinsmore, & Charman, 2014) given that long-term outcomes for individuals with autism remain poor (Magiati, Tay, & Howlin, 2012). Consequently, all nation states in the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) have established national strategic plans for autism that have sought to introduce specific guidelines for local agencies, including local authorities and health ...

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