Using creativity as a lens to explore the meaningful learning experiences of autistic youth, Carrie Sw 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 general. This important resource shows how educators can support autistic K-12 students in public, private, inclusive as well as specialized schools. Creativity and the Autistic Student forwards the idea that autistic people offer valuable skills and abilities that can strengthen communities, within school and beyond.
Carrie C. Snow is an independent scholar with 15 years in the field of special education, including tutoring, mentoring, classroom teaching, educational research, student teaching supervision, and teacher education.