About The Book

The Complete Autism Handbook is a practical and comprehensive guide to every aspect of raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Australia or New Zealand. When first published in 2008, it quickly became the go-to guide for parents whose children have been given an autism diagnosis and is highly recommended by pediatricians.

Contents includes:
- What is ASD?
- Early signs and symptoms
- Getting a Diagnosis
- Early Intervention and other treatments
- Understanding the controversy
- The medical maze – explains the evidence based medical theories behind ASD

Now in its third edition, the book has been completely revised and updated with the latest information on early intervention, the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) and HCWA (Helping Children With Autism) funding.

The book contains an invaluable resource guide listing federal and state support throughout Australia and New Zealand, plus a comprehensive list of websites and books for additional reading.

About The Authors

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.

Kathryn Wicks is a journalist and is currently community editor at the Sydney Morning Herald and a mother of two boys.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Ventura Press (February 1, 2016)
  • Length: 380 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781925183795

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