The Australian Autism Handbook

The essential guide to parenting a child on the autism spectrum.

The Australian Autism Handbook offers guidance, expert advice and above all support to parents raising a child on the autism spectrum.

From the early signs of autism through to diagnosis, co-occurring conditions, therapies and supports, medical theories and schooling, this book covers it all. It includes the voices of many parents and autistic adults, telling their stories in their own words. Health professionals and parents alike recommend The Australian Autism Handbook.

Authors Benison O'Reilly and Seana Smith are professional writers and both have autistic sons. They know from first-hand experience the essential information parents need to know about raising a child on the autism spectrum.

First published in 2008, the bestselling The Australian Autism Handbook is now in its fourth edition, completely updated and revised for a new generation of families.

“The Australian Autism Handbook was the first book on autism that I ever bought. It provided for me the breadth and depth of information that sparked a lifelong passion. The updated version of this seminal text is important reading for families. Written with the engaging flair of experienced authors and the wisdom and soul of parents, this Handbook provides an introduction to all things autism, and will spark in families that love and joy that has lasted with me decades later.”

Professor Andrew Whitehouse, Angela Wright Bennett Professor of Autism, Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Western Australia

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