This module offers you an opportunity to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorders. It provides different perspectives about how and when autism is identified. The module engages with the debates and controversies that exist in the field including: 'appropriate' educational provision; identity; and evidence-based practice. In addition you will learn about the experiences and views of people on the autism spectrum, including the neurodiversity movement. Importantly you will investigate the challenges faced in adulthood by people on the autism spectrum.