Introduction. 1. Understanding Autistic Spectrum Conditions and the Impact upon the Individual. 2. Identifying the Need for an ASC Enablement Approach. 3. An Occupational Therapy-led Enablement Approach. 4. Specialist ASC Enablement Research Results and Analysis. 5. Research Objectives Analysis, Key Learning and Recommendations. Final Comments. Bibliography.
A new enablement approach for assisting adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions to better manage their own lives
Matt Bushell is Senior Practitioner in the Kent Autistic Spectrum Conditions Team. He has an MA in Social Work and has been working with clients with autism for over 25 years.Sandra Gasson is a Case Manager in the Kent Autistic Spectrum Conditions Team and an Occupational Therapist. She is also parent and carer of an autistic adult. She has hands on practical experience in supporting those with autism for the past 30 years.Ute Vann is a Senior Practitioner in the Kent Autistic Spectrum team. She has an MA in Social Work and a PhD in Social Policy. She has practical experience in supporting those with autism for the past 20 years.
An excellent read providing visionary insight into the potential
that can be achieved via an enablement service for people with
autism. The work will provide an excellent model for anyone wishing
to enhance the interventions and outcomes for people on the
autistic spectrum. -- Jane Miller, County Manager Occupational
Therapy and Reablement, Kent County Council
With its unique combination of research data and illustrative case examples Autism and Enablement is a rich source of information and inspiration for everyone (not only occupational therapists, also other professionals, parents and even policy makers) looking for ways to increase the independence, relatedness and competence of young adults with autism. -- Peter Vermeulen, Autism Consultant and Lecturer at Autisme Centraal, Belgium