This practical resource contains a wealth of valuable advice and tried-and-tested strategies for identifying children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This fully updated text describes the different types of difficulties experienced by pupils with ASD and helps practitioners to understand their diverse needs. This fully updated new edition explores key topics, including:

  • organizing the classroom and support staff
  • home-school liaison and working with siblings
  • transition to adulthood
  • independence skills
  • whole school implications.

Now fully updated in line with the SEND 2014 Code of Practice, this invaluable guide provides guidance and practical strategies for teachers and other professionals, helping them to feel more confident, and be more effective in supporting learners in a variety of settings. For professional development, this book also provides materials for in-house training sessions, and features useful checklists, templates and photocopiable/downloadable resources.

chapter |3 pages


chapter 1|1 pages

The inclusive school

chapter 2|1 pages

Inclusion for pupils with an ASD

chapter 3|1 pages


chapter 4|1 pages

Asperger’s syndrome

chapter 5|4 pages

Social communication differences

chapter 6|3 pages

Social interaction differences

chapter 7|2 pages

Social imagination differences

chapter 8|2 pages

Sensory differences

chapter 9|2 pages


chapter 10|2 pages

Whole school implications

chapter 11|4 pages


chapter 12|2 pages

Support staffRoles and responsibilities

chapter 13|1 pages

Support staff

Guidelines for working with pupils

chapter 14|2 pages

Classroom management

chapter 15|1 pages


chapter 16|6 pages

Accessing the curriculum

chapter 17|2 pages

Secondary provision

chapter 18|2 pages


chapter 19|3 pages

Visual strategies

chapter 20|2 pages

Gross and fine motor skills

chapter 21|1 pages

Using technology

chapter 22|3 pages

Independence skills

chapter 23|2 pages


chapter 24|1 pages

Pupils’ views

chapter 25|2 pages

Home – school liaison

chapter 27|1 pages

Siblings of the pupil with an ASD

chapter 28|7 pages

Personalised Learning Plans

chapter 29|2 pages

Transition to adulthood

chapter 31|3 pages

Evaluating and following up CPD

chapter 32|3 pages

Further reading and useful contacts