Autism and Intellectual Disability in Adults: Volume 1 explores issues and practice affecting the support of adults with intellectual disabilities who are on the autism spectrum. This title explores potential key moments in the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities who are on the autism spectrum, covering a breadth of subjects including; policy, health, economics, wellbeing and equality, as well as a wealth of practical information and advocacy-related material.
The first volume in this series has been brought to you by a highly creative group of people, many of whom are either on the autism spectrum or have close family ties to autistic people. The focus of this publication is not on the causes of autism; our interest instead lies in considering ways in which autistic people (focusing here on those with additional intellectual impairments) can have the best possible quality of life, on their own terms. Common themes emerge between authors, including the fundamental requirement to acknowledge, respect and facilitate autistic expertise as being central to the production of research, policy and practice.
Autism and Intellectual Disability in Adults: Volume 1 will inform and benefit health, social care, and education professionals, families, students, support staff in learning disability services and many others. This title shares information, tools and resources in ways that are accessible, useful and usable by the broad range of professional groups involved in this area of practice.
This publication will inform and benefit health, social care, education professionals, students, support staff in learning disability services, and many others.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 23 November 2016
Policy and campaigns
1. The impact of the Care Act for adults with autism and learning disabilities in England – Author: Yo Dunn
2. Autism, intellectual impairment and healthy lives; the challenges and opportunities – Author: Emily Christou
The end of ethical social care – Author: Mark Neary
3. The National Autism Project: cost-effectiveness of interventions in ASD – Author: Ian Ragan
Participatory research and methods
1. An ethnographic approach to autism: learning through writing – Author: Liz Barrett
2. Well-being and creative methodologies as a tool for communicating with health and social care practitioners – Author: Susy Ridout
3. Creativity through performance – Authors: Anna Beecher, Rachel Lincoln and Nelly Alfandari
4. Future selves: Listening carefully to the voice of a KS5 pupil in a special school – Author: Sally Brett
From theory to practice
1. Supporting communication in non-speaking autistic adults – Author: Sue Fletcher-Watson
2. How to be equals, as required by the Quality Care Commission – Author: Dinah Murray
3. Total attachment: a whole systems approach to safeguarding adults in care services – Author: Celia Harbottle
4. Beyond reasonable adjustment: autistic-friendly spaces and Universal Design (UD) – Author: Pauline Melham, Damian Milton and Nicola Martin
5. A Conversation with Pranve – Author: Phoebe Caldwell