Research on the transfer from primary to post-primary schools has acknowledged that students face various social and academic challenges during this period. More recent research has identified problems regarding curricular continuity and the importance of the learning environment, which impacts on the transfer experiences of students. These problems can be exacerbated for some students with asperger syndrome. If these challenges are not addressed by policy-makers and practitioners, some students may disengage from the education system permanently. Bridging the Gap describes the experiences of four students with asperger syndrome, their parents and teachers during transfer. With a comprehensive analysis of the development of Asperger Syndrome, education policy and practice, this book challenges the policy of inclusion and highlights the important role of special schools in Ireland today. Appropriate for undergraduate and postgraduate students on any education, psychology or social science course. A useful resource for parents, special education personnel, teachers and special needs assistants.