Recommended Reading


Dimmock, C. (2011). Leadership, capacity building and school improvement (Leadership for Learning Series).

Murphy, D. (2013). Professional School Leadership: Dealing with Dilemmas


Manasco, H (2006). The Way to A: Empowering Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Neurological Disorders to Monitor and Replace Aggression and Tantrum Behavior

Simone, R. (2010). Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

Webster, A., Joy Cumming, J. and Rowland, S. (2016). Empowering Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Critical Decision-making for Quality Outcomes

Dealing with Emotions

Al-Ghani, K. (2013). The Disappointment Dragon: Learning to cope with disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger syndrome)

Al-Ghani, K. (2012). The Panicosaurus: Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome.

Al-Ghani, K. (2008). The Red Beast: Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Brukner, L. (2014). The Kids’ Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses

Brukner, L. (2015). How to Be a Superhero Called Self-Control!: Super Powers to Help Younger Children to Regulate their Emotions and Senses

Dunn Buron, K. and Curtis, M. (2012). The Incredible 5-Point Scale: The Significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition

Whitehouse, E. and Pudney, W. (1998). A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger: A Resource Book for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers.


Blastland, M. (2006) Joe: The Only Boy in the World.

Cumberland, D. and Mills, B. (2011). Siblings and Autism: Stories Spanning Generations and Cultures.

Harris, S.L. (2012) Siblings of Children with Autism.

Sabin, E. (2006) The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone With Autism.

Stanton, M. (2000) Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism: A Parent’s Guide for Professionals.

References for Building Capacity within a School Setting

Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) (2015) CPD How to access it and why it’s essential. [On-line]: UK Available  Last accessed 10 April 2017

Autism Education Trust, (2001) What is Good Practice in Autism? Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), [On-line]: UK Available Last accessed 10 April 2017

Brighouse, H. (2008), Chapter 4: Education for a Flourishing Life. Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 107: 58–71.

Davies, G. (2012) Attention Bucket for children with autism [On-line]: UK Available   Accessed 06 April 2017

Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) (2005) The Reflective Teacher. Bangor: Inspection Services Branch.

Flack, R. and Roberts, P. (2004) Practical Strategies for Supporting Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Mainstream Secondary Schools. Europa Hotel, Belfast. 01 December 2004 Organised by ASSET.

Lamb Inquiry (2009)  Report to the Secretary of State  on the Lamb Inquiry Review of SEN and Disability Information [On-line]: UK Available Last accessed 10 April 2017

Lunenburg, F. C. (2010) The Principal as Instructional Leader National Forum of Educational and Supervision Journal Volume 27, Number 4, 2010

Hook, P., McPhail, I. and Vass, A. (2006) Coaching and Reflecting Teachers’ Pocketbooks,

Hunt, J. (2016) Beyond SMART Targets [On-line]: UK Available

Iovannone, R., Dunlap, G., Huber, H., and Kincaid, D. (2003). Effective educational practices for students identified as having autism spectrum disorders. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 18(3), 150-165

Larkey, S. (2017) Key Tips for Learning, an array of strategies for supporting children and young people with autism living and learning, [On-line]: UK Available  Last Accessed 03 April 2017

Mesibov, G., Shea, V., and Schopler, E. (2005). The TEACCH approach to autism spectrum disorders. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Murray, D., Lesser, M. and Lawson, W. (2005). Attention, monotropism and the diagnostic criteria for autism”. Autism. 9 (2): 139–56. [On-line]: UK Available   doi:10.1177/1362361305051398. PMID 15857859. 23 September 2013.

National Centre for Autism Research, Scotland (2009) The Autism Toolbox – An Autism Resource for Scottish Schools[On-line]: UK Available Last accessed 04 April 2017

Nolan, A. and Molla, T. (2016) Teacher professional learning in early childhood education: insights from a mentoring program. Early years: an international research journal, pp. 1-13

National Autistic Society (2016) Every Teacher Campaign [On-line]: UK Available Last accessed 06 April 2017

Sammons, P., Lindorff, A. M., Ortega, L. and Kington, A., (2016) “Inspiring teaching:learning from exemplary practitioners“, Journal of Professional Capital and Community, Vol. 1 Issue: 2, pp.124-144.

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Schopler, E., and Mesibov, G. (1995). Introduction to learning and cognition in autism. In E. M. Schopler, G.(Ed.), Learning and cognition in autism (pp. 3-12). New York: Plenum Press.

Schopler, E., Mesibov, G., and Hearsey, K. (1995). Structured teaching in the TEACCH system. In E. Schopler and G. Mesibov (Eds.), Learning and cognition in Autism (pp. 243-268). New York: Plenum Press.

Shepard/Moscow Ltd. (2007) Coaching Skills, Training pack for West Dunbartonshire and Argyll and Bute Councils

Smylie, M. A. (2010). Continuous school improvement. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Swanson, T. (2005). Provide structure for children with learning and behavioral problems. Intervention in School and Clinic, 40, 182-187

Timmons, V., Breitenbach, M. and MacIsaac, M. (2004) Educating Children about Autism

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Tom, A. (1985) Inquiring into Inquiry-oriented Teacher Education. Journal of Teacher Education, 35, (5),35-44.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (2017) Welcome to Division TEACCH [On-line]: UK Available Last accessed 07 April 2017