"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.