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Autism and Enablement

Autism and Enablement

Occupational Therapy Approaches to Promote Independence for Adults with Autism

Matt Bushell, Sandra Gasson and Ute Vann

Quick Overview

This practical guide to the enablement approach shows how to help adults with autism achieve greater independence and become more self-sufficient. The approach draws on occupational therapy and can be adapted for range of abilities, ideal for improving wellbeing and helping adults to better manage their day-to-day lives.
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Paperback / softback
2017, 8.98in x 6.10in / 228mm x 155mm, 184pp
ISBN: 9781785920875
2017, ePUB, 192pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-348-2
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Adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) or a suspected diagnosis often have hidden needs that go unmet by public services. This book describes and analyses the Kent ASC enablement approach, a short-term intervention led by occupational therapy to promote people with ASC becoming more self-aware and self-sufficient outside of public services.

Designed to teach adults with ASC strategies for controlling their sensory, motor-processing and social-communication needs and preferences, this person-centred approach gives them greater self-management over their lives. The book also provides an overview of a range of both professional and self-help tools and technologies which can be used by adults with ASC to increase independence and wellbeing. Case-studies demonstrate the transformative effects of enablement on daily life for adults with ASC. The book also provides recommendation for building on the enablement approach.


'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