Supporting Change in Autism Services: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice.pdf
Supporting Change in Autism Services explores the theoretical and practical dimensions of improving autism provision with the core aim of identifying and critically examining some of the key factors that either facilitate or inhibit the implementation of good autism practice at both practitioner level and workplace level. It shows practitioners and students how to then successfully translate this autism theory into practice across service contexts. The author showcases a range of practitioner enquiries and throughout this text there is a focus on inter-professionalism and 'best value', making it highly relevant to the current backdrop of limited resources. Topics explored include: * The controversies and ambiguities linked to autism * Understanding autism in an inclusive context * Making sense of behaviour * Autism and interprofessionalism * Bridging the implementation gap This book is essential reading for anyone interested in improving services for people with autism in the Education, Social care, Health and Voluntary sectors.
Dr Jackie Ravet is Programme Director for Autism at the University of Aberdeen, UK. .
1. Understanding Autism: Controversies and Ambiguities 2.Understanding Autism in an Inclusive Context 3. Theory into Practice: Enabling Participation 4. Making Sense of Behaviour 5. Autism and Interprofessionalism 6. Strategic Planning for Autism Friendly Services 7. Supporting Change: Bridging the Implementation Gap