Autism: Contemporary practices


Discuss the development of learning support knowledge in autism.
 Using a person first perspective for both the individual and carer, analyse the key issues of
the case.
 Provide a rationale for how educational experiences can impact an individual with autism
and their carer.
Section 2.
 Describe the support needs required for the individual and carer using a person first lens in
relation to the school experiences.

Sample Solution

Autism: Contemporary practices

Autism spectrum disorder refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. People with autism disorders exhibit many behaviors their family, teachers, and other supporters find challenges. At the same time, those individuals often find the world at large a challenge, and the behavior of the people in it perplexing. Due to the behavioral, information processing and sensory aspects of their diagnosis, many people on the autism spectrum often prefer familiar environments with a predictable routine. Restricted and repetitive interests, sensory processing differences and heightened anxiety can make even small changes stressful. Listening to and reflecting on the voices and personal stories of adolescent students with an autism spectrum disorder is critically important to developing more inclusive approaches to their education. Having predictability in the classroom eases anxiety for students with autism and will help avoid distraction.

of four million Renminbi to build a drinking water reservoir. Green Anhui achieved success by helping ‘farmers collect evidence, gain media coverage, and drive the three chemical factories away from their village’ (Liu, 2010), this removal of the three polluters that occupied this village meant that the sources of the water and air pollution that had been causing cancer were gone. It is important that the Chinese government are willing to cooperate with civil society, there have been reports of harassment, assault and prosecutions to activists who were looking to get credible evidence. These grassroot movements have has particular success, Chongqing Environmental Protection Bureau put a halt to chemical factories in one district in order to inspect them, only three of them were allowed to reopen. Although the Chinese government has often dismissed and supressed activists and media, they have reportedly allowed more citizen involvement in environmental protection. NGO’s have a been successful in educating, holding campaigns and conservation projects, there has been less success in influencing government decisions. It is necessary that international and national NGO’s work together.
Applying The Environmental Kuznets Curve.
China employs the ‘grow first and clean up later’, the environment suffers as a result of rapid industrialisation and increasing GDP. In short, the Environmental Kuznets curve (ECK) posits that as economic growth occurs in the initial stage of industrialisation, environmental degradation occurs, thereafter once per capita income has reached a certain threshold, people can then afford to demand a better environment. These cancer villages provide empirical evidence of how these early stages of economic development can cause damages of such magnitude that they are irreversible. It is unlikely to see the level of pollution in these villages decrease, meaning that in the long-term, China must address the need for health care and treatment, incurring huge costs. Problems with the ECK is that the emissions turning point may be too high, as already discussed the level of pollution will be irreversible.

National Policy.
The European Union regulation, Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) when in practise aims to protect humans and the environment from the use of chemicals, to hold polluters accountable for the placement of chemicals on the market. Countries who are not members in the EU have started to implement regulations of REACH or currently adopting a framework similar to that of REACH. China is tak