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Free chapter collection for Autism Awareness Week 2019

This Autism Awareness week, we have created a free chapter collection featuring chapters from three recently published books. The content of the chapters covers the themes of Autism and girls. social skills and the history of Autism.

Featured books and content:

Girls and Autism

Chapter One: Where are all the autistic girls?: an introduction - Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happé and Jo Egerton

About the book: Often thought of as a predominantly ‘male’ disorder, autism has long gone unidentified, unnoticed and unsupported in girls – sometimes with devastating consequences for their social and mental well-being. As current research reveals a much more balanced male-to-female ratio in autism, this book provides crucial insight into autistic girls’ experiences, helping professionals to recognize, understand, support and teach them effectively.

Social Skills

Chapter Eleven: Autism Spectrum Disorder and social skills

About the book: Social Skills: Developing Effective Interpersonal Communication is a definitive guide to understanding and meeting the needs of those who have difficulty with social skills. Written in a clear and accessible manner, this book provides a theoretical framework to the teaching of social skills alongside a range of practical ideas for practitioners.


Chapter Two – The History of Autism

About the book: Based on Francesca Happé’s best-selling textbook, Autism: An Introduction to Psychological Theory, this completely new edition provides a concise overview of contemporary psychological theories about autism. Fletcher-Watson and Happé explore the relationship between theories of autism at psychological (cognitive), biological and behavioural levels, and consider their clinical and educational impact.

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