autism research and guidance
Research into the causes of, and treatment and therapies for, autism are on-going. Likewise, guidance for professionals who work with people with autism is constantly being updated.
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Peer Support in Long Term Conditions: The Basics
This guidance is designed to support organisations currently delivering peer support or planning to develop peer support for people with long term conditions. It brings together good practice and guidance, based on research evidence as well as the experiences of experts in delivering peer support and those who have received peer support. This guidance is intended to provide a brief and concise starting point, to be accessible to a wide audience and is applicable across all long term conditions. Throughout this document links to further detailed guidance and sources of support are provided.
Ruled Out: Why Are Children with Autism Missing Out on Education?
Ruled Out is a campaign launched by Ambitious about Autism which aims to stop children with autism missing out on their education, so that every child with autism can learn, thrive and achieve.
During research for the campaign the orgamnisation heard from over 500 parents and carers of children with autism. One of the common themes raised was the difficulty in getting clear information about parents’ and children’s rights in relation to accessing education.
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Exclusive Extract: Delicious Conversations by Phoebe Caldwell
Delicious Conversations by Phoebe Caldwell – Chapter 1: Introduction
This handbook will be of interest to health and social care workers, personal assistants, service staff and managers, family members, individuals supporting people on the autistic spectrum and anyone with an interest in the nature of affective communication.Phoebe Caldwell offers us her personal insights into how we can experience intimacy with those on the autistic spectrum, based on years of experience working in the field. The book deals not only with ways of working in a professional context but also takes a more general look at the nature of affective communication and how we can learn to ‘read’ other people by recognising our subconscious reactions to their body language.Autism is a condition characterised by aloneness, separation and inward focus. Through her compelling reflections Caldwell shows us that by tuning in to our partners’ body language we can not only communicate with people with autism but also share an emotional connection, helping to combat the isolating nature of autistic spectrum conditions.Caldwell offers practical advice for ways that we can tap into our intuitive minds and share an intimate connection with our communication partners, building a dialogue that does not rely on speech but makes use of all of our senses. Using examples from her own experience Caldwell emphasises that these techniques can help to alleviate the distress that may be at the route of stereotypic behaviours, by communicating with people on their own terms and in their own ‘language’
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Exclusive extract: The Anger Box - Phoebe Caldwell
Phoebe Caldwell offers a fresh insight into autism spectrum disorders in The Anger Box.
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This book will be of interest to professionals, as well as appealing to parents with autistic children, those with a general interest in the subject and many individuals on the autism spectrum themselves.
Shifting attention away from presentation and symptoms alone, Phoebe explores and attempts to understand the sensory issues experienced by those on the spectrum and their neurobiological roots in an effort to find new ways of alleviating the distress that can characterise this condition.