Autism and Intellectual Disability in Adults: Volume 2 explores issues and practice affecting the support of adults with intellectual disabilities who are on the autism spectrum. This volume explores potential key moments in the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities who are on the autism spectrum, covering a breadth of subjects. In this second volume, there is a substantial focus on autistic people with intellectual impairments who come into contact with the criminal justice system, with three chapters on this topic. Other topics include employment, autism and intellectual impairment in old age, mental health, housing, and the transforming care agenda. We have also included a number of chapters on our continuing theme of participatory research and practice.
This volume has been brought to you by a highly creative group of people, many of whom are either on the autism spectrum or have close family ties to autistic people. The focus of this series is not on the causes of autism; our interest instead lies in considering ways in which autistic people (focusing here on those with additional intellectual impairments) can have the best possible quality of life, on their own terms. Common themes emerge between authors, including the fundamental requirement to acknowledge, respect and facilitate autistic expertise as being central to the production of research, policy and practice.
Autism and Intellectual Disability in Adults: Volume 2 will inform and benefit health, social care, and education professionals, families, students, support staff in learning disability services and many others. The annual shares information, tools and resources in ways that are accessible, useful and usable by the broad range of professional groups involved in this area of practice.
This volume will inform and benefit health, social care, education professionals, students, support staff in learning disability services, and many others.
Publication: 22 November 2017
Section I: Policy and campaigns
Autistic people and Transforming Care: what do we know? Prof Chris Hatton
Challenging the ideology of idealised normalcy Dr Damian EM Milton
Rethinking housing for people with autism and intellectual disability Dr Mitzi Waltz
Safeguarding autistic adults in England Dr Yo Dunn
Section II: Participatory research methods
A socio-legal analysis of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and its implications for participation in autism-related research Gillian Loomes
Engaging ‘seldom-heard’ individuals in participatory autism research Prof Elizabeth Pellicano
Refocusing: what you see isn’t all there is – getting healthcare right in hospitals for autistic and learning disabled people Jim Blair, Mary Busk, Simon Hawtrey-Woore, Ismail Kaji, Ciara Lawrence, Gail Moody, Yvonne Newbold, Lauretta Ofulue
Towards meaningful participation in research and support practice: effecting change in autism services Dr Joseph Long and Alastair Clarkson
Knowing me – knowing me: Changing the story around stigma and ‘behaviours of concern’; promoting self-awareness, self-control and a positive narrative Prof Richard Mills and Dr Michael McCreadie
Section III: From theory to practice
Considering employment of young people with intellectual impairment and autism leaving school and college Chris Barnham and Prof Nicola Martin
Employment: a reflective review Dr Damian EM Milton
Mental health and autism Dr Eddie Chaplin
Autism, learning disability, and the criminal justice system Dr Luke Beardon and Dr Libby Gaskell
The use of spit hoods by the police on autistic suspects Kleio Cossburn
Accessible information within the criminal justice system Prof Sarah Parsons
Autism, intellectual impairment and old age Prof Nicola Martin and Joanna Krupa
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