Dr Tony Attwood
Parents who recognize that their autistic child is different to other children will find that this insightful and reassuring guide will help them to accommodate those differences at home, and also identify the team that can help their child acquire specific abilities. The explanations and wisdom will enable parents to navigate the new world of autism.
Professor Paul Gringras, Paediatric Sleep Medicine and Neurodisability, Evelina London Children's Hospital and King's College London
There is a lack of well-written books to inform parents of children with autism. The explosion of content on the Internet has not helped and it is increasingly difficult for parents to separate the 'wheat from the chaff'. This book is accurate, comprehensive and written with empathy that acknowledges quite how stressful it is for parents to first suspect an autistic spectrum disorder in their child, and then to navigate the minefield of long waiting lists, and complex assessments. Many parents emerge at the end of these processes with a diagnosis but little support and wondering 'what next?'. This book will take those parents gently by the hand and cover both the core difficulties and also the often-neglected co-morbidities associated with autism. I recommend this book for all those families, whatever stage of the journey they are on, and for any professionals who want to understand the challenges of their families and children a little better.