Inclusive practice with Autistic Adults, Children and Young People

This module encourages the critical appraisal of what might constitute meaningful inclusion for different autistic individuals in a range of contexts.

You will explore both the relevant theoretical constructs and the diversity within the autistic (and non-autistic) population, considering how these factors might apply, either in enabling inclusive practice or in presenting additional barriers.

It will consider current theory and models of good practice for achieving meaningful community inclusion for autistic adults across the lifespan and range of abilities, with a particular focus on the autistic perspective.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Have an understanding of the concept of inclusive practice and its historical and sociological development;
  • Have an awareness of the barriers to meaningful community inclusion experienced by autistic adults;
  • Understand how the basic human rights of autistic adults should be upheld and appreciate the growing ‘culture of autism’;
  • Critique the current evidence base and research practice in relation to notions of inclusive practice for autistic adults;
  • Apply the concept of inclusive practice to autistic adults in a range of contexts;
  • Consider how inclusive practice can be further developed within your own work role and context.

 The module will give you 20 credits at Postgraduate Masters Level/Level 7.


You will be assessed through a range of work, enabling you to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and understanding of the theory and practical application of the module material. 

You will have one specific formative assessment (where you receive informal feedback, but it does not count towards your module grade) and two components of summative assessment (which are each graded).