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A Parent's Guide to Autism Diagnosis

A Parent's Guide to Autism Diagnosis

SKU: 9781787754249

Autism diagnosis can be an overwhelming time for many families. This is an accessible, easy to navigate guide for parents, answering the questions they may have before, during and after diagnosis. Written by a highly experienced author team, this book will support parents from the moment somebody mentions autism, through the diagnosis process and beyond. It provides reliable advice on every stage, with guidance on what to do during the long wait for assessment and diagnosis. Working from a pro-neurodiversity perspective it encourages parents to see beyond the diagnosis and to celebrate each child's unique personality and strengths. Combining information on medical diagnosis, educational needs and more, the book shares case studies and direct quotes from families to help parents to give their children the best start following an autism diagnosis, and help them to achieve their full potential. There is also a bonus downloadable chapter with information from the key professionals involved in the diagnostic process, so you know who you can turn to for the support and help you need.

Dr Sophia Mooncey is a highly experienced Consultant Paediatrician working in the NHS for over 30 years and also in the private sector. She has four children and enjoys cooking, tennis, travel, and long walks. Adele Devine is a Special Needs teacher at a school for young people with severe learning difficulties and autism. In 2010 she co-founded the multi-award winning SEN Assist autism software with her husband.

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