Keep up to date with the best in good autism practice
Do you work or live with a child or adult with an autistic spectrum condition?
If so, Good Autism Practice is for you.
Including peer reviewed articles written by practitioners, academics, parents and people with autism, the journal encourages good and innovative practice in supporting children and adults with autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
Good Autism Practice is edited by experienced academics and papers are peer reviewed prior to publication by people working and researching in the field. It is of interest to people who have autism and parents, as well as practitioners in health, education and social care in the public, independent and voluntary sectors.
Comments from GAP subscribers:
- "I like the practical nature of the journal and the fact that practitioners at every level can make a contribution and be valued for it"
- "Up to date research and articles reflecting current good practice - lots to think about."
- "I look forward to receiving it - always!"
Subscribers can access back copies online - a searchable library of good practice
All GAP subscribers get free online access to all Good Autism Practice articles going back to 2007.
The most downloaded articles online currently are:
- Autism, play and social interaction
- Classifying the autistic spectrum: can it be done? Effectiveness of current, future and alternative methods of classifying the autistic spectrum
- Key Learning Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Blueprint for Life
Click on the links below to see the contents pages of past issues.
You can also download a complete index of all GAP articles published since 1999.
You can obtain electronic copies of articles and back issues from the Ingentaconnect website.
What's in the latest edition?
Contents of October 2016 edition:
- Supporting young adults on the autism spectrum towards independence: lessons from the Netherlands, Mitzi Waltz, Garnout Speelmans and Mieke Cardol
- Using Structured TEACCHing to support people with autism into employment, Sofia Mavropoulou, Steven R Love and S Michael Chapman
- Case studies on the feasibility of exergaming to enhance physical activity in youths on the autism spectrum, Amanda C Jozkowski, Molly A Lichtenwalner and Sharon A Cermak
- Using iPads to promote mark-making in children on the autism spectrum, Claire Hamshire, Julie Lachkovic and Oliver Robinson
- The social communication experience of children with autism in mainstream school, Julie Stephenson and Catherine Adams
- Views and experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic families living in Wales with a child with autism, Sheladevi Nair
- Conflict management in couple relationships: the experiences of individuals with Asperger syndrome and their partners, Beverly Winn, Sofia Gameiro, Katherine Shelton and Susan Leekam
- Sleep problems in adults with autism: parents’ perspectives and experiences of support, G Hartup
- How autism affects the mother and baby relationship: one mother's experience of three different babies, Kizzy Richards
- Book reviews
- Accredited courses
Download sample articles
To give you a better idea of the kind of articles published in Good Autism Practice, you can download the articles below by clicking on the titles.
Can we ever see eye to eye? An investigation into the impact of eye contact on relatedness between children with autism in mainstream reception classes and their teaching assistants.
Published October 2014
So what exactly are autism interventions intervening with?
Damian E M Milton
Published October 2014
Of Mice and Men: issues for students on the autism spectrum when studying GCSE English Literature.
Published October 2013
More about GAP
Lecturer in Autism, University of Birmingham
Glenys Jones is a Chartered Psychologist and a Lecturer and Researcher in the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the University of Birmingham. She has been engaged in research into educational interventions for those on the autism spectrum for over 30 years and is editor of the Good Autism Practice Journal, published by BILD. She led the research to inform the work of the Autism Education Trust and was involved in creating the web-based and DVD resource on the autism spectrum for mainstream primary and secondary schools in England, commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. This can be accessed at www.aet-idp.org.uk.
Glenys has also been involved in two reviews of the research evidence on educational interventions in autism, the first published in 1998 (Jordan, Jones and Murray, 1998) and the second published in 2009 (Parsons et al., 2009) (see www.ncse.ie). In 2011-12, Glenys worked on three commissioned pieces of work funded by the Department for Education, for the Autism Education Trust. These involved creating a set of training materials on autism, a staff competency framework and a set of standards for schools and educational settings. She led on the work to produce these National Standards in Autism Education for schools and educational settings to evaluate how effective they are in meeting the needs of pupils on the autism spectrum
Currently, she is also involved in setting up an assessment and diagnostic service for adults with autism in the West Midlands, in partnership with local practitioners and Autism West Midlands.
Research Officer, Autism West Midlands
Elisabeth has a PhD in Neuroscience, specialising in the impact of light on the development of the body clock. Her academic experience and her interest in autism led her to join Autism West Midlands as Research Officer in October 2012. As Research Officer she ensures that the charity’s practice reflects the most recent research. She also communicates relevant research in the field of autism to the public and, in April 2013, co-authored a book with Dr Neil Walsh, The Good and Bad Science of Autism, which aims to give a brief and easy to read introduction to autism research.
- Penny Barratt The Bridge School
- Emma Cross Mencap
- Ian Ensum Bristol Autism Spectrum Service
- Rita Jordan
- Wendy Keay-Bright Cardiff Metropolitan University
- Joseph Long Scottish Autism
- Andrea MacLeod, Autism Centre for Education and Research, University of Birmingham
- Eve Matthews Autism West Midlands
- Lisa Meeks University of California, USA
- Gareth Morewood
- Lynne Moxon Nortumbria University
- Anabel Sainza-Fernandez
- Charlene Tait Scottish Autism
- Jane Thistlethwaite Positive Path International, New Zealand
- Tony Attwood Australia
- Wenn Lawson Australia
- Valeria Llacer Brazil
- Theo Peeters Belgium
- Liuba Toader Romania
Good Autism Practice is a collaborative journal produced by BILD in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, Autism West Midlands and Scottish Autism
Submitting an article for publication in GAP
The aim of the journal is to publish examples of good practice (or an analysis of the issues affecting practice) in working with, or supporting, individuals with autism spectrum and their families throughout their lives. All submitted articles go through a peer review process.
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