Autism in the Early Years – 2nd Edition



Anyone meeting a young child with autism for the first time will find this fully revised edition of a classic text invaluable. The authors provide parents and professionals with an insight into the nature and educational implications of autism, particularly in very young children.

In a clear and sensitive style the authors:

  • Outline the characteristics of autism as they present themselves in the early years;
  • Consider the nature of autism and the issues surrounding assessment and diagnosis;
  • Offer practical strategies for effective and realistic intervention both at home and in a variety of early years settings;
  • Suggest ways to promote learning, social development, communication and appropriate behaviour;
  • Explore possibilities for enhancing access to the early years curriculum.
  • This updated second edition includes new material relating to new statutory requirements such as Every Child Matters and Disability Equality Duty, as well as updates to different approaches to autism, assessment and behavioural issues. The authors outline the Principal themes and objectives of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Inclusion Development Programme.

Additional information

Weight 0.45359237 kg


Age Suitability:


110 Pages


Val Cumine, Julia Leach, Gill Stevenson

Online Courses

OTBlearning is the latest extension of the well known CPD publisher and distributor Outside The Box Learning Resources. We are currently offering online courses for teachers and plan to extend into the areas of SNA courses, courses for parents in the near future.



Autism– Inclusion in Mainstream

This online course will provide Principals, Mainstream, Learning Support and Resource Teachers with the necessary knowledge and understanding of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) to feel confident in including a child within a mainstream school. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of a number of topics including School Self Evaluation to support the inclusion of pupils with ASD.