The Complete Autism Handbook

The Essential Resource Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Australia and New Zealand

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About The Book

When first published in 2008, The Australian Autism Handbook quickly became the go-to guide for parents whose children have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

The Complete Autism Handbook is a practical and comprehensive guide to every aspect of raising an ASD child. Including:
* What is ASD? - Early signs and symptoms
* Getting a Diagnosis
* Early Intervention – early intervention is vital in helping a child with ASD
* The Medical Maze – explains the evidence based medical theories behind ASD and why there is such controversy

In this new edition, the book has been completely revised and updated with new chapters on:
Dads and Siblings
Teen issues
Expanded information on autism and Asperger’s syndrome
Updated information on early intervention
DSM5 diagnostic criteria

The second part of the book is an invaluable Resource Guide which lists each federal and state supports plus a comprehensive list of websites and books.

About The Author

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

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Ventura Press (April 2013)
  • Length: 424 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781922190345