`Kate Wall shows a depth of knowledge in the subject area of autism and her experience as a practitioner shines through...For anyone working with or planning services for adolescents and adults with autism this is definitely a useful book to have on the shelf' - Support for Learning
'[This] is the first book I have read which covers both education and care. There is some very useful information, some of which is very thought provoking....The book promotes the importance of everyone working together to achieve a better understanding' - National Autistic Society
By providing case studies and examples that show the reader how to put theory into practice in multi-disciplinary settings, this book clearly explains how changes in policy and provision have affected the ways in which young people and adults with autism are cared for and educated.
This book offers up-to-date, accessible information on:
o the nature and effects of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)
o family issues surrounding caring for and educating those with ASDs
o possible intervention programmes
o how to support the family
Based on years of experience gained in education and care settings, this book offers strategies for all those working with adolescents and adults who are on the autistic spectrum.
Kate had over twenty years experience as an early years practitioner working with young children with special needs and their families before moving into HE in 1999. She was the Programme Director of the Early Childhood Studies degree programmes in her previous post. Kate has written several books on special needs along with many articles and has presented at National and International conferences. She is currently a member of the National Early Years Advisory Board within NASEN (National Association of Special Educational Needs).
1 - Introduction to this book 2 - Definitions and the current situation in education, health and social care 3 - Policy developments, legislation and guidance 4 - Understanding the world of autism 5 - Considering family issues Chapter 6 - Intervention programmes 7 - Provision in education 8 - Provision in care settings