Published in association with the Estia Centre, this guide provides a comprehensive introduction to working with people who have autism spectrum conditions (ASC). The book addresses the needs of people with ASC across the lifespan and range of intellectual functioning. Though the content is grounded in evidence-based practice and recent research, the text is intended to be as practical as possible, offering insight into the everyday lives of people with ASC and how staff can best support them.
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This is aimed at staff in social care and health services, families, carers and anyone else who supports people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC), with or without additional learning disabilities
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 05 December 2013
Part 1: Clinical aspects relating to the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum conditions and co-morbid mental health problems:
Chapter 1: The assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum conditions
Chapter 2: Autistic spectrum disorders: psychopathology and co-morbidity
Chapter 3: The use of medication and psychological treatments in autism spectrum conditions.
Part 2: Service development and transition in the context of current legislation and policy:
Chapter 4: Legislation and policy
Chapter 5: Autism spectrum conditions and services
Chapter 6: Transition
Chapter 7: Autism spectrum conditions in later life.
Part 3: Issues of diversity and personal experiences:
Chapter 8: Diversity and autism spectrum conditions
Chapter 9: Autism – A personal perspective
Chapter 10: A carer’s perspective
Chapter 11: Women with autism spectrum conditions.
Part 4: Communication and teaching new skills:
Chapter 12: Communication and interviewing
Chapter 13: Teaching skills
Chapter 14: Innovative technology-based interventions for people with autism spectrum disorders.
Part 5: Offending and risk:
Chapter 15: Autism and offending
Chapter 16: Risk management in autism spectrum disorders
Chapter 17: Advances in autism research.