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ERIC Number: ED506616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
We Can Dream! Ways of Planning for the Future for Young People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Davies, Jill; Burke, Christine; Mattingly, Molly
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (NJ1)
This booklet is for young people and their families, friends and supporters to read and talk about together. It is based on the stories of four young people. Big changes happened for some of them; others are still waiting for things to change. The goal of the booklet is to give students ideas about how they may want to plan or change things when they leave school or college. Topics discussed include: person centered planning (key questions to think about; the planning process and people with autism; adapting your language; making sure planning meetings are not too busy (low arousal); recognizing and valuing each person's special interests); circles of support; and making it happen (self-directed support/individual budgets). A list of resources on person centered planning and self-directed support is provided. [This booklet was written with support from Justin Pearce-Neudorf and Lucy Smith.]
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. Sea Containers House 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9QB, UK. Tel: +44-20-7803-1100; Fax: +44-20-7803-1111; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)