Transition or Transformation?

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Young people with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) can often find the step into adulthood and independence more difficult than their neurotypical peers, particularly where employment is concerned. The authors show, however, that with the right guidance and a positive attitude in schools, young people with ASD can be every bit as happy and successful as those who are not on the spectrum.

The book describes a programme developed over a number of years by teachers at a school for ...

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Transition or Transformation?: Helping young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder set out on a hopeful road towards their adult lives

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Overview

Young people with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) can often find the step into adulthood and independence more difficult than their neurotypical peers, particularly where employment is concerned. The authors show, however, that with the right guidance and a positive attitude in schools, young people with ASD can be every bit as happy and successful as those who are not on the spectrum.

The book describes a programme developed over a number of years by teachers at a school for young people with ASD, which successfully enabled autistic pupils to achieve their full potential. The authors explain in detail the challenges faced by the young people at the school and show how, encouraged by a culture of optimism and hopefulness, the programme developed their confidence and skills, with the result that many of them are now in employment. The book also provides an in-depth exploration of a multitude of styles and techniques for building relationships. Concluding with a reflection on leadership and organisational culture, the authors demonstrate that if the approach is adopted by an entire school and not just a handful of teachers, it really can work.

This inspiring and innovative book will be a must for educators at every level, psychologists, academics, and anyone else interested in a positive educational approach that will enable young people with ASD to get the most out of life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843109648
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction: Transition and Transformation 9

Chapter 1 The Beginning 13

Chapter 2 Student Stories 24

Chapter 3 The Staff Perspective 42

Chapter 4 An Understanding of Autism 54

Chapter 5 Ethos, Practice and Curriculum 63

Chapter 6 The Relationship Style 73

Chapter 7 Relationship Techniques-Visual Supports for Communication 79

Chapter 8 Relationship Techniques - Developing a Reflective Self 89

Chapter 9 Relationship Techniques - Body Basics and Massage 93

Chapter 10 Relationship Techniques - Reward, Punishment and a Culture of Celebration 103

Chapter 11 Transition or Transformation? 115

Chapter 12 Organisational Supports 123

References 132

Appendix 1 Sample Staff Training Materials 133

Appendix 2 The Role of Educational Placement, Education Provision and Parents on the School Performance of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders Phil Reed Lisa A. Osborne Emma Waddington 140

References for Appendix 2 164

Index 166

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