Allison Hope-West is Head of Education at the Sheiling School, Ringwood, and a distance learning tutor on the M(ed) Autism course at the University of Birmingham. She was previously Director of Special Educational Needs Placements for the Cambian Group, which provides specialist residential education and care for young people with autistic spectrum disorders.
Contents: Foreword by Dr. Glenys Jones. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Jasper's Story (and Jasper's Side of the Story). 2. Your Special Child. 3. Diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. 4. Practical Strategies to Support Your Child with Autism. 5. Types of Educational Provision. 6. Educational Approaches and Programmes. 7. How to Find an Appropriate Specialist School. 8. How to Work Effectively with Outside Agencies. 9. The SEN Code of Practice. 10. The Process of Securing a Statement of SEN. 11. SEN Law and SEND Tribunals. 12. Transition. 13. Brothers and Sisters. 14. Frequently Asked Questions. References. Useful Contacts and Suggested Further Reading. Glossary. Index.