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New! Personalisation in Practice

Personalisation in Practice

Supporting Young People with Disabilities through the Transition to Adulthood

Suzie Franklin
With Helen Sanderson

This book demonstrates very clearly how the personalisation of support and services works in practice. The authors describe how Jennie, a young person with autism and learning difficulties, was supported through the transition from school to living independently using simple, evidence-based person-centred planning tools. Jennie's story illustrates the importance of quality person-centred... more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-443-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, children, community care, disability, employment, families, housing, intellectual disabilities, joint working, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, personalisation, social care, social work, special education, supported living, teenagers, transitions

The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Life, Resource, Financial, and Legal Planning to Ensure a Brighter Future for a Person with a Disability

Hal Wright CFP®

This comprehensive guide explains how to create a life plan for an individual with special needs to ensure they have the best possible future. The author offers knowledgeable advice and practical information on creating circles of support, employment and residential options, government programs, financial and legal considerations, and much more. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-914-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 360pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, disability, disability law, divorce, Down's syndrome, education, employment, families, higher education, housing, intellectual disabilities, law, life skills, mental illness, parenting, person-centred, residential care, supported living, transitions

Personalised Learning for Young People with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Personalised Learning for Young People with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Andrew Colley

Challenging the notion that young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) should be taught in a linear, target-driven way, this book presents an innovative model for creating learning opportunities to suit the needs and abilities of each student, within the constraints for formal curricula and even in large class settings. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-367-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, autism, challenging behaviour, communication, disability, education, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory issues, special education, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability

Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability

A College Handbook for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Students with Autism, ADD, Affective Disorders, or Learning Difficulties and their Families

Christy Oslund

The STEM fields attract many students with autism and related disabilities who are highly intelligent, but who, upon entering higher education, may find that they struggle with independent living and a different way of learning. Full of practical advice, this is a useful handbook that students and parents can refer to throughout the college years. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-947-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, disability, education, employment, further education, gifted and talented, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, teenagers, transitions

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Marion Stanton

A great starting point for parents and professionals when they first encounter cerebral palsy, this book provides essential information on causes, types, symptoms and treatments as well as practical tips on everyday considerations such as communication and diet. This positive handbook will help readers more fully understand cerebral palsy. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-060-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, augmentative communication, cerebral palsy, child development, children, communication, complementary therapies, constipation, diet, disability, early intervention, families, health care, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, messy play, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, supported living

Life After High School

Life After High School

A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families

Susan Yellin and Christina Cacioppo Bertsch

Focussing specifically on the issues that affect students with disabilities, the authors offer advice on everything from dealing with college entrance exams and the college application process, to selecting the right college, visiting the campus, and achieving medical and financial independence away from home. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-828-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, disability, disability law, education, inclusive classroom, special education, transitions

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life

Tools for Parents

Mary Korpi

Korpi recognizes the need for young adults to be included in decisions and discussions about their future. The first part of the book shows how families can adapt everyday routines to develop the young adult's life skills. The second part provides information on support services, and stresses the importance of devising an effective transition plan. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-874-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, disability, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, special education, transitions

Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Ill Health and Disability

Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Ill Health and Disability

From Early Adolescence to Adulthood

Edited by Rachel Balen and Marilyn Crawshaw

This text explores sexuality and fertility issues for people with ill health or disability. It examines the impact of illness or disability on the sexual and fertile identities of young people. Chapters include the experiences of minority ethnic groups, managing relationships, fertility preservation and treatment, and the transition to parenthood. more »

2006, Paperback: £28.99/ $48.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-339-4, royal, 304pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, child protection, disability, health care, infertility, psychiatry, psychology, sexuality, social work

Young Adults with Special Needs

Assessment, Law and Practice - Caught in the Acts

John Friel

An essential handbook for parents, carers and educators of young people with special needs, this companion volume to the highly acclaimed Children with Special Needs covers the assessment of and procedure for young adults. more »

1995, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-231-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, disability, disability law

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