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The essential guide for parents of children with autism.
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Welcome to the fully updated edition of the most trusted Australian guide on nurturing children with autism spectrum disorder. This comprehensive and inclusive resource is a vital companion for parents and caregivers on the autism journey. It's packed with insights from leading global experts, offering a wealth of reliable information.

Inside, you'll find support and guidance covering a wide range of topics, including early signs of ASD, the diagnostic process, medical theories, education, growing up with autism, intervention programs, treatment options, managing emotions for both parents and children, and essential tips on effective communication.

You’ll also read through lived experiences of fellow parents who are navigating the world of autism, providing you with relatable insights. Adults with autism also share their unique perspectives, ensuring a well-rounded understanding.

Since 2008, much has evolved – from the language we use to discuss autism to advancements in diagnosis, our understanding of disability, shifts in society and culture, and increased advocacy. This updated edition is full of fresh energy and a renewed outlook, reflecting the ever-changing landscape of autism support and awareness. It's your ultimate guide.

Editors notes

Benison O'Reilly is a pharmacist, a medical writer, and a mother of three. She is the co-author of Beyond The Baby Blues: The Complete Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Handbook.

Seana Smith is the author of Sydney for Under Fives and the co-author of The Australian Autism Handbook, Beyond the Baby Blues and The Superfoods Index. She studied Latin, Greek and Old and Mediaeval English at Wadham College, University of Oxford before coming to Australia and becoming a best-selling author and well-followed blogger on family and health issues. Read her writings at Hello Sydney Kids and Swim The World.

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Dimensions: 3.1 x 23.6 x 15.5 cm. 

Paperback, 380 pages.

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