An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) opens permanent needs troughout the entire life course in areas of care but also in terms of education and employment. In a lifetime, there are several transition moments, such as the step to primary or seondary school, the choice of another discipline, the start of higher education or the first job. Transitions are often very complicated for people with ASD. Therefore, perspective thinking and early action are most important for the guidance of people with ASD.
The AVANTI-project has developed a life-course model from a proactive and holistic support vision. The model assumes that transitions should be adequately prepared because this can be very decisive for the success of a training or employment programme.
This book is aimed at the professional who works with people with ASD, teachers, social workers, counsellors and job coaches. This guide offers them the theoretical framework of the life-course model and a description of practical situations based on pilot projects in the Netherlands, Flanders and Portugal.
This book is the result of a European cooperation in the context of the Lifelong Learning Programme between:
De Ploeg vzw, specialized in the training and guidance of employment-disabled people (BE) (Supervisor).
Dr. Leo Kannerhuis (NL)
Het Verbond Voor Katholiek Buitengewoon Onderwijs (BE)
APPACDM de Marinha Grande (PT)
Strategische Projectenorganisatie Kempen (BE). Nu Blenders.
This Leonardo Da Vinci project is realized thanks to the support of the European Commission.
Authors: Kristien Smet & Suzanne van Driel
Verantwoordelijke uitgever: Garant
Jaar van uitgave: 2009
Aantal pagina's: 119