Stephen Bradshaw has worked in special education for 35 years, both in Local Education Authority and Independent schools, and was a Headteacher for over 8 years before starting his own school. He set up Farleigh College in 1996 for young people with Asperger's Syndrome after realising the necessity of aligning educational practice to meet their needs, and then North Hill House in 1999 and Farleigh Further Education College in 2000. He has been involved in setting up numerous other schools for ASD and AS using the same model. He has an MSc in Educational Management and a BPhil in Autism. Stephen is still involved in setting up schools for Asperger's Syndrome through his consultancy work at Aspergers.co and as Executive Chairman of the Options Group. He lives in Somerset, UK.
Foreword by Francesca Happé
Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, children, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, life skills, mental health, pastoral care, relationships, residential care, sensory issues, sex education, social skills, special education, teenagers
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