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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 May 2016 edition:

  • The Incredible Years® parent training intervention for Latino children on the autism spectrum, Irina Zamora, Eliza K Harley and Bradley O Hudson 
  • A pilot trial of the Incredible Years® Autism Spectrum and Language Delays Programme, Judy Hutchings, Ruth Pearson-Blunt, Mary-Anne Pasteur, Helen Healy and Margiad E Williams 
  • Experiences of students on the autism spectrum at the University of Wolverhampton: the student perspective,  Ian Spiers
  • Children on the autism spectrum: a study of social interactions in school, Ana Luísa Fernandes Pereira da Silva and Preciosa Fernandes
  • Promoting conversation in students on the autism spectrum: scripts and
  • semantic mapping, Dana Battaglia and Mary E McDonald
  • The development and importance of the autistic voice in understanding autism and enhancing services, Becky Dowley
  • Video-based educational interventions for individuals on the autism spectrum: a literature review, Aseel Alsuhaibani, Anya S Evmenova and Heidi J Graff
  • Lives remembered
  • Book reviews
  • Accredited courses





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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. 

Helen Blatchford

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. 

Cary Canavan

Published October 2013 





 


More about GAP


The Editors


Glenys Jones
Lecturer in Autism, University of Birmingham
g.e.jones@bham.ac.uk

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.


Elisabeth Hurley
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.

 



Associate Editors 
 

  • 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


International Editors

  • Tony Attwood Australia
  • Wenn Lawson Australia
  • Valeria Llacer Brazil
  • Theo Peeters Belgium
  • Liuba Toader Romania


Statistics Advisor

 

  • Jemma Mytton





Good Autism Practice
 is a collaborative journal produced by BILD in collaboration with the University of BirminghamAutism West Midlands and Scottish Autism 

 





 

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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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Scottish Autism Strategy special edition of GAP


When the Scottish Autism Strategy was launched in November 2011, a key
priority was to ensure that people with autism and
their families were properly supported by the widest possible range of services across Scotland, and that these services understand
the needs of people with
autism. 

As part of this work, the Scottish Government
worked with BILD to
produce a dedicated
Scottish edition of the
Good Autism Practice
journal.

The GAP Journal is read widely by professionals working with both children
and adults with autism, so
it is well placed to
encourage the sharing
and dissemination of
good practice amongst
autism and health
professionals by
highlighting the many
models of good practice developed in Scotland –
many as a direct result of
the Scottish Strategy for Autism.


Free downloads

Download all the articles in this special edition of Good Autism Practice for free
from the Ingenta Connect website >