Good Autism Practice
This book covers a lot of ground, but it does not stint on detail and thoroughness. It is easy to read and yet includes information and knowledge that will be useful in many different situations. It offers an insight into many important perspectives it is necessary to understand if one is to offer a useful response to Asperger's syndrome. This is a book that everyone should have the opportunity of reading and thinking about.
Gary B. Mesibov, Ph.D., Professor & Director, Division TEACCH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This new emphasis in the field on the more able group with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is an important one for researchers and practitioners so this comprehensive book is a welcome addition to the literature. The editor has assembled a distinguished group of contributors, representing a wide range of disciplines and perspectives. The result is a comprehensive volume that adds immeasurably to our understanding of theory and practice in this important area. Although the contributors are primarily Canadian, their themes and reputations are international, and readers will appreciate the multitude of experiences they bring to these important issues. Clinical practice is highlighted but there is a solid section on theoretical perspectives as well. Of particular interest to many are the personal perspectives of individuals with ASD and their parents. The book will be of interest to parents, professionals, academics, and everyone else affected by or interested in ASD. It is a welcome addition to the literature and the editor and contributor are to be thanked for their efforts.