Hawker Brownlow Education

Creativity and the Autistic Student: Supporting Strengths to Develop Skills and Deepen Knowledge

Author: Carrie Snow

Availability: In Stock

Code: TCP6241

ISBN: 9781760016241

No of Pages: 128

Publish date: 22/01/2016

Price: $32.95


Using creativity as a lens to explore the
meaningful learning experiences of autistic youth, Carrie Snow evaluates and
challenges common conceptions about autism and offers a strengths-based
demonstration of the many ways that autistic people express creativity and
imagination. She then identifies key qualities of education that are commonly
cited by autistic people to be significant to the development of fulfilling
lives, healthy identities promising careers and vocations, and creativity in

This important resource shows how educators
can support autistic F–12 students in public, private and inclusive as well as
specialised schools. Creativity and the
Autistic Student
advances the idea that autistic people offer valuable
skills and abilities that can strengthen communities, within school and beyond.

Book features:

  • First-person
    narratives by autistic people that challenge the prevailing medical model.

  • A
    strengths-based perspective that highlights the resourceful, novel, relevant
    ways that autistic people navigate their lives.

  • A
    focus on the importance of cultivating what creativity scholars term “everyday
    creativity” in autistic youth.

  • Strategies
    for inclusive curricular and instructional ideas, adaptations and structures.

  • Visions
    for a future that invites and thrives on the creative contributions of
    neurodiverse citizens.