Person‐centred approaches to supporting children and adults with autism spectrum disorders

Julie Beadle‐Brown (Tizard Centre, University of Kent)
Richard Mills (National Autistic Society)

Tizard Learning Disability Review

ISSN: 1359-5474

Publication date: 14 July 2009

Abstract

The editorial for this issue sets out the context of increasing awareness of the need for better services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, and highlights the importance of policy to maintain awareness and provide incentives while recognising that more would be needed to ensure that people with autism have a good quality of life and reach their full potential. There are two sections to this paper. The first is a case study written from a parent's perspective and highlighting the need for good joint working and supporting families, as well as the importance of understanding how autism affects a child and his/her family. The second part considers good practice in supporting children and adults with autism to increase social inclusion, independence, choice and autonomy.

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Beadle‐Brown, J., Roberts, R. and Mills, R. (2009), "Person‐centred approaches to supporting children and adults with autism spectrum disorders", Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 14 No. 3, pp. 18-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/13595474200900024

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