Adults with Autism: A Guide to Theory and Practice / Edition 1by Hugh Morgan
Pub. Date: 09/28/1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
As many health care professionals will attest, there is a scarcity of literature that specifically addresses autism in adults. This volume sets out to fill this gap by providing practical help and guidance specifically for those caring for the growing recognized population of adults with autism. Throughout the first several chapters, the contributors to this volume… See more details below
As many health care professionals will attest, there is a scarcity of literature that specifically addresses autism in adults. This volume sets out to fill this gap by providing practical help and guidance specifically for those caring for the growing recognized population of adults with autism. Throughout the first several chapters, the contributors to this volume probe issues of theory and practice from both local and international perspectives. Subsequent chapters analyze the implications that arise from thought and behavior inflexibility, with emphasis on the management of transition and bereavement. Later chapters explore themes such as models for practice in employment and further education, pharmacological and educational approaches to mental health problems, and epilepsy and challenging behavior. This work concludes with a chapter that develops many themes of this text as the basis for a medical training program. This is an essential guide for all those concerned with the care and well-being of adults with autism, including parents, researchers, practitioners, and community care workers.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction H. Morgan; 2. Services to adults with autism: an international perspective H. Morgan; 3. Underpinning philosophy in the provision of services to adults with autism: a critique of global values in relation to specific practice H. Morgan; 4. Evaluating services to adults with autism: the autism quality audit and accreditation scheme H. Morgan, and B. Reynolds; 5. Encouraging flexibility in adults with autism R. Jordan, and S. Powell; 6. Attachment and loss: a focus on transition and bereavement for adults with autism H. Morgan; 7. The significance of age, status and gender to adults with autism E. Matthews; 8. Developing a support model within a further education colledge for adults with autism H. Morgan, G. Edwards, and L. Mason; 9. Developing a support model within employment for adults with autism and Asperger syndrome A. Matthews; 10. Adults with autism: physical health J. Corbett, and G. Wainscott; 11.Psychiatric and behavioural problems and pharmacological treatments D. J. Clarke; 12. Appreciating the style of perception and learning of autism as a basis for anticipating and responding to challenging behaviour from adults with autism H. Morgan; 13. Working with adults with autism in residential settings: a strategy for practitioner training H. Morgan; 14. Epilogue: trends in the service design H. Morgan; Index.
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