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The Australian Autism Handbook

The essential guide for parents of children with autism

Published by Ventura Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A fully updated edition of the widely praised and most trusted Australian guide on how to raise a child with autism spectrum disorder.
  • An essential, comprehensive and INCLUSIVE guide for parents and carers of kids with autism. Advice from leading world experts delivers the information you can TRUST.
  • Offers SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE on early signs of ASD; diagnosis; medical theories; schooling and growing up; intervention programs; treatments; dealing with emotions (parents and child); what not to say to your child and how to help them.
  • SHARES the lived experience of fellow parents who are raising kids with autism and we hear from adults who have autism to hear their perspective.
  • So much has changed since 2008: the language of autism, diagnoses, the understanding of disability, society, culture and agency. This new edition sparkles with new ENERGY and new horizons.

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.

Photograph © Kirsty Cunningham

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Ventura Press (February 15, 2023)
  • Length: 380 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781925183672

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