This book is full of good practical tips for parents wanting to help their child manage the transition into a new school...The advice is tinged with reality, for example pointing out that although planning ransition might be helped by giving access to a timetable before the start of term this is rarely available. A worthwhile read for parents looking for advice for their child in the run up to the start of a new school term.
Dr Luke Beardon, Senior Lecturer in Autism, Sheffield Hallam University
Clare has combined her ability to articulate simply and concisely the ever complex issues surrounding AS and education with her depth of knowledge of the subject area to produce a valuable and intelligent book. I would certainly recommend this to any parent or professional involved with a child with AS who is facing transition and congratulate Clare on (another) excellent publication in this field.
David Skuse, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Written by the parent of a talented child with Asperger syndrome, Clare Lawrence's book offers a deceptively simple yet ingenious and insightful set of guidelines on how to cope with school transitions. Reflecting her background in teaching, Clare is able to illuminate with remarkable clarity not only the pitfalls that may await families an schools at this time, but also effective ways of avoiding them. I recommend this book to all parents of children with Asperger syndrome who are concerned their child may have difficulty coping with school transitions. If these recommendations were implemented widely, by teachers and parents, much distress and disruption experienced by families and schools could be averted.
Carolyn Unsted, Deputy Director of Children's Services, London
This is a much-needed book on a very important subject. Highly recommended.
Andrew Powell, National Austistic Society, UK Family Support Programmes Co-ordinator and author
Moving schools for children on the spectrum can be a positive experience if approached in the right way. It requires an understanding of autism, knowledge of the individual child and planning. This book provides both parents and teachers with some excellent tips and strategies to make a successful school transition possible.