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    Autism spectrum disorder in adults: diagnosis and management - UK

    The UKs National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has developed a guideline that cover diagnosing and managing suspected or confirmed autism spectrum disorder (autism, Asperger’s syndrome and atypical autism) in people aged 18 and over. The guideline aim to improve access and engagement with interventions and services, and the experience of care, for people with autism.

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    The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism CRC) is the world’s first national, cooperative research effort focused on autism. We are taking a "whole-of-life" approach to autism focusing on diagnosis, education and adult life.

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    Autistic Identity Development and Postsecondary Education

    This article uses a disability identity development model to explore the potential impact of autism acceptance and medical model perspectives at different stages of development. Postsecondary program elements that emphasize neurodiversity, understanding strengths, and the building of academic strategies for success that support students who are in the process of identity development are recommended.  (Disability Studies Quarterly. Vol 36, No 3 (2016) Ken Gobbo, Solvegi Shmulsky).

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    Becoming a Mentor: The Impact of Training and the Experience of Mentoring University Students on the Autism Spectrum

    The aim of this inductive study was to understand the impact of peer mentor training on seven student mentors working with university students with an ASD.(Josette Hamilton, Gillian Stevens, Sonya Girdler April 2016).

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    Book: An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions

    This book explains everyday phrases that are intended to be interpreted symbolically, and which would be meaningless, confusing or embarrassing if interpreted literally. The dictionary contains a clear guide and includes politeness ratings, indicating the level of offence that may be caused when using certain words or phrases. (Ian Hamilton (2007).

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    Book: Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

    Information on Asperger’s syndrome, including cognitive processes, language, social behaviour and routines.

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    Book: Autism and Asperger Syndrome (The Facts)

    Detailed information on the current understanding of Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Includes information on education and intervention. This book is designed for people with these conditions and their families. (Simon Baron-Cohen (2008).

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    Book: Facial Expressions – A Visual Reference for Artists

    This book links facial expressions to emotions. It includes more than 2,500 photographs of 50 faces — men and women of a variety of ages, shapes, sizes, and ethnicities — each demonstrating a wide range of emotions and shown from multiple angles. (Mark Simon (2005)).

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    Book: Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome: A Student Guide

    This handbook provides information to help students on the Autism Spectrum prepare for tertiary study, interact with staff and fellow students, cope with expectations and pressure, and understand their academic and domestic responsibilities. It contains first-hand interviews with students and many practical recommendations. (John Harpur, Maria Lawlor & Michael Fitzgerald (2003)).

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    Book: Teaching University Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Drawing on the latest research, this book offers practical strategies for supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in tertiary education. By looking at common issues faced by students with ASD, teaching and support staff will better understand how to help students develop vital skills needed for academic success (Kimberley McMahon-Coleman and Kim Draisma)