Accessible and engaging, Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Ontario Context provides students with a thorough introduction to the history of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as the contemporary understandings, interventions, and best practices that influence effective treatment approaches.
Drawing on evidence-based practice, Kimberly Maich and Carmen Hall provide concrete examples of localized research and practice within clinical, educational, and community-based settings that will enhance student comprehension of positive interventions. This introductory text features detailed examinations of ASD experiences across the lifespan and incorporates an extensive range of pedagogical tools, which will encourage reflection and deepen understanding.
About the authors
Kimberly Maich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Brock University and is affiliated with the Centre for Applied Disability Studies. Her primary research and teaching interests lie in special education, specifically ASD, in inclusive school environments.
Carmen Hall is a Professor and Coordinator of the Autism and Behavioural Science Graduate Certificate at Fanshawe College. Her chief focus has been on promoting and researching social skill development for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and ASD in inclusive recreational, educational, and community settings.
“The authors have done an excellent job in providing a comprehensive introduction to autism spectrum disorder, clearly explaining the nature of ASD and various evidence-based interventions applicable in different settings. The book’s specific focus on the Ontario context is a particularly welcome addition for instructors teaching courses on ASD at Ontario colleges and universities. Written in an accessible manner, the book provides myriad practical information in the way of resources and available services, making Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Ontario Context a highly practical book that will assist both Ontario educators and parents in meeting the needs of individuals with ASD.”
—Elizabeth Starr, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Windsor
“This textbook simplifies and clarifies the mystery of ASD and moves our knowledge base into the scientific inquiry of the 21st century. Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Ontario Context provides successful evidence-based strategies and information for support and teaching throughout the lifespan. An informative and easy-to-read book for students, parents, educators, and interested others.”
—Carol Prechotko, MEd, OCT, Professor, Community Services, Cambrian College