Autism : preparing for adulthood


Autism : preparing for adulthood

Patricia Howlin

Routledge, 1997

  • : cloth
  • : pbk

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Bibliography: p. [270]-284

Includes index



Autism is a life long, often devastating disorder, that profoundly affects almost every aspect of an individual's functioning. Impairments in communication limit the ability to understand what is happening or why, and make it almost impossible to effectively control events, or people or the enviroment. This study focuses on adults with autism and their families. By using information from research studies and treatment programmes, it aims to provide a practical resource for parents, carers and autistic people themselves. The work discusses the problems and the solutions related to educational and occupational attainments and ways of coping with psychiatric and other difficulties, and fostering independence in later life. The focus is not on "cures" or "miracles"but on the improvement in the quality of life for all concerned. It should be useful reading for professionals in training and practice in special needs, speech and language therapy; social workers, social services personnel, psychiatrists, psychologists, paediatricians, young adults with autism, their families and carers.

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