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Autistic Spectrum Disorders in the Secondary School
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Autistic Spectrum Disorders in the Secondary School


June 2006 | 96 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"The book gives a clear insight into some of the issues which are important from the perspective of the pupil, the challenges they face and the behaviours that can result. It openly addresses the impact of these behaviours on a school and offers clear guidance and strategies. The options given are realistic, practical and achievable and the Reflective Oasis sections offer an ideal starting point for self-evaluation and staff training."
- Mike Ridout, Head of Access and Inclusion Service, Bridgend LEA

When a young person with autistic spectrum disorders enters secondary school, there are lots of new factors to consider. This books looks at:

  • Making good transitions from primary school
  • How to provide helpful INSET for colleagues (including teachers, senior managers, support staff and lunchtime supervisers)
  • Using a special interest as a tool for learning " record-keeping, IEPs and sharing information across the school
  • Subject disapplication and formal examinations
  • Social strategies to employ in a large high school
  • Useful tips for staff - what to do and what not to do
  • Work experience, careers and self-advocacy

This resource also covers the importance of working closely with parents, along with how to handle challenging behavior.


'There can be no doubt that the action suggested by the authors to improve outcomes for pupils with ASD, would benefit the inclusion of all pupils' - Special Needs Information Press

'The book gives a clear insight into some of the issues which are important from the perspective of the pupil, the challenges they face and the behaviours that can result. It openly addresses the impact of these behaviours on a school and offers clear guidance and strategies. The options given are realistic, practical and achievable and the Reflective Oasis sections offer an ideal starting point for self-evaluation and staff training' - Mike Ridout, Head of Access and Inclusion Service, Bridgend LEA

'All those involved in education at secondary level including senior managers and governors will find this concise book informative in helping them to understand the needs of their pupils with ASD' - Ian Attfield, Advisory Teacher ASD, Birmingham Specialist Support Service

'The book fills a niche by distilling and providing information to busy teachers... an important little book that is quite readable and may be very useful to its intended audience' - American Psychological Association

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