The needs of an individual develop and change from childhood services to adult provision, but the literature that addresses specific adult requirements is scarce. This volume attempts to fill the gap and provides practical help and guidance, specifically for those caring for the growing recognized population of adults with autism. Issues of theory and practice from both local and international perspectives are included. Subsequent chapters analyze the implications arising from thought and behavior inflexibility with emphasis on the management of transition and bereavement. Models for practice in employment and further education and also pharmacological and educational approaches to mental health problems, epilepsy and challenging behavior are concluded by a chapter which develops many themes of this publication as the basis for a practitioner training program in residential settings. This book provides an essential guide for all those concerned with the care and well being of adults with autism including parents, researchers, practitioners and community care workers.
Authors: Hugh Morgan, West Midlands Autistic Society