The Experiences of Being an Autistic Foster Care Giver Working with UK Social Services
“I thought there was something wrong with her…”
Author(s): Megan Tanner

Demonstrates how social workers and neuro-diverse foster carers can work together for the benefit of children in care.

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ISBN: 9781915734730

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How can social workers and neuro-diverse foster carers collaborate to provide the best support for a child or teen in need?

Building strong relationships between social workers and neuro-diverse foster carers can be challenging. With professionals often having no experience working with Autistic adults, trust can be difficult to initiate, and problems can seem insurmountable. Drawing from her own lived experience as a neuro-divergent foster carer, Megan Tanner explains how barriers can be broken down to establish a successful partnership with one sole aim: to create the best possible outcome for a child or teen in need.

Working to remove pre-conceptions and judgement surrounding neuro-diverse foster carers, this book is ideal reading for students and practitioners of Social Work and related courses, Disability Studies, Autism and Autistic studies, DEIB studies, Psychology, and social work policy makers.

Introduction

Learning objectives

Chapter 1 The benefits of autistic foster carers

Chapter 2 Perceptual differences

Chapter 3 Executive functioning differences

Chapter 4 Social differences

Chapter 5 Truth differences

Chapter 6 Rule differences

Chapter 7 Autistic overwhelm

Conclusion

Recommended assignments and 
discussion questions

References

Recommended further reading

Glossary

Index

Megan Tanner is the Founder of Hear Their Roar charity and an NVR (Non-Violent Resistance) Parenting Consultant.

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About The Book

How can social workers and neuro-diverse foster carers collaborate to provide the best support for a child or teen in need?

Building strong relationships between social workers and neuro-diverse foster carers can be challenging. With professionals often having no experience working with Autistic adults, trust can be difficult to initiate, and problems can seem insurmountable. Drawing from her own lived experience as a neuro-divergent foster carer, Megan Tanner explains how barriers can be broken down to establish a successful partnership with one sole aim: to create the best possible outcome for a child or teen in need.

Working to remove pre-conceptions and judgement surrounding neuro-diverse foster carers, this book is ideal reading for students and practitioners of Social Work and related courses, Disability Studies, Autism and Autistic studies, DEIB studies, Psychology, and social work policy makers.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Learning objectives

Chapter 1 The benefits of autistic foster carers

Chapter 2 Perceptual differences

Chapter 3 Executive functioning differences

Chapter 4 Social differences

Chapter 5 Truth differences

Chapter 6 Rule differences

Chapter 7 Autistic overwhelm

Conclusion

Recommended assignments and 
discussion questions

References

Recommended further reading

Glossary

Index

About The Author

Megan Tanner is the Founder of Hear Their Roar charity and an NVR (Non-Violent Resistance) Parenting Consultant.

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