Author(s): Benison; Wicks O'Reilly
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 Australian 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.