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352 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
August 2016
Print ISBN: 9781551309125


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.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: A Brief History of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 2: A Contemporary Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Interventions
Chapter 4: Communication-Based Interventions
Chapter 5: Social Skills Interventions
Chapter 6: Behaviour-Based Interventions

Chapter 7: Autism Spectrum Disorder in Ontario Child Care Settings
Chapter 8: Autism Spectrum Disorder in Ontario Schools
Chapter 9: Supporting Ontario’s Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 10: Supporting Ontario’s Parents and Families

Copyright Acknowledgements

Kimberly Maich

Kimberly Maich (PhD, OCT, BCBA-D) is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University. She is also a Registered Psychologist (provisional; master’s-level). Her primary research and teaching interests lie in special education, specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in inclusive school environments.

Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Ontario Context, Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Canadian Context

Carmen Hall

Carmen Hall (MC, CCC, BCBA) 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 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in inclusive recreational, educational and community settings.

Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Ontario Context, Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Canadian Context


“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

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