Sue Hatton and John Simpson
This book provides a more in-depth understanding of the needs of people with autistic spectrum conditions. It explains the current theories about the causes of autism and the diagnostic features of the autistic spectrum. It describes how autism affects each person differently, particularly in relation to their communication, social interaction and imagination as well as their sensory understanding.
The book explains how to communicate effectively with a person with autism and why it is important to provide person centred support.
This book puts the person with a learning disability at the centre of the support you give. It uses real life stories, activities and thinking points to cover all of the learning outcomes and is full of practical examples of how to apply the ideas to the support that you provide.
The book is designed to support the Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (learning disability pathway) and the Common Induction Standards and in particular:
Level 3 - Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions
If you work with people with autistic spectrum conditions and are studying for a health and social care qualification, or you want the right information to help your personal development, then Next steps in supporting people with autistic spectrum condition is for you.