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Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism
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Prof Katrina Williams & Prof Jacqueline Roberts

Understanding Autism

The essential guide for parents

Professor Katrina Williams & Professor Jacqueline Roberts

This is the essential reference for parents and carers of children with autism. Written by two leading experts in the field, it covers everything from the causes of autism to how it manifests at the various ages and stages of a child’s life, as well as diet and nutrition, the importance of self-care for parents, how to cope with common problematic behaviours, conditions that can often appear in conjunction with autism (such as anxiety and depression), and how best to manage the child’s transition to adulthood. The authors’ warm, supportive voice reassures parents throughout, sorting fact from myth as they provide all the key information in a clear, easily understood format.

Professor Katrina Williams is a paediatrician, public health physician and an internationally recognised clinical epidemiologist. She is the APEX Australia Chair of Developmental Medicine at the University of Melbourne and the Director of the Department of Developmental Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Her current research focus is on autism, and she is a founding member and executive committee member of the Australasian Society for Autism Research.

Professor Jacqueline Roberts is the chair of autism in the Autism Centre of Excellence, an initiative of Griffith University. Prior to this, Jacqui worked as a consultant on a variety of national projects in autism. She has a background in teaching and in speech pathology and previously worked in schools for children with autism as a teacher and principal. 


Specifications: 234 x 151mm | paperback | 240


MEDIA:

The Spectrum Magazine, December 2015

“A useful resource (to help you be the sort of parent or carer you want to be for your child with autism), not only by looking at the autism spectrum and the individual diagnosis, but also emphasizing the need for self-care for parents and the support need for siblings” 

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Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, December 2015

“The authors of this book… have extensive experience in the field of autism as clinicians, academics and writers. All three areas of expertise are abundantly apparent in this clear, concise, and well-focused guide.

..producing a book that can be regarded as essential is quite a challenge. This book is deserving of the title…provides a combination of professional advice and personal support, as a knowledgeable friend might.”

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Link Disability Magazine, November 2015

“a great reference for parents and carers of children with autism…It includes case studies that provide practical examples for parents and their families, and empowers parents to assess the relevance and credibility of new information so they can focus on strategies that offer the best outcomes for their children.”

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Armadillo Magazine, November 2015

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"Understanding Autism gives clear answers to many questions.  More importantly it equips parents with the tools to find out more and assess the latest and future research to best help their son or daughter."

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Parents in Touch (UK), August 2015

"This comprehensive book is written by two leading experts in the field. Going back to the causes of autism it then moves on to how it manifests at the various ages and stages of a child's life. Helpful advice is given on practical aspects, including as diet and nutrition, the importance of self-care for parents, how to cope with common problematic behaviours, conditions that can often appear in conjunction with autism (such as anxiety and depression), and how best to manage the child's transition to adulthood. Examples from real life help with the feelings of isolation many parents can experience and they will benefit from these experiences which help to make the book relevant and readable. To me, the use of this book goes far beyond parents - family members and anyone working in an educational setting which has students with autism will find this accessible and empathetic book a valuable resource, which dispels many of the myths and gives practical and supportive advice."


Baby World (UK), August 2015

"The authors’ warm, supportive voice reassures parents throughout, sorting fact from myth, empowering parents to assess the relevance and credibility of new information so they can focus on strategies that are most likely to offer the best outcomes for their children"

From one parent on the site: "This is a really comprehensive book, covering the basics of what Autism is and how it is diagnosed along with specific sections on each age and stage, and many of the issues that are commonly encountered at that time." 

To read the full review and check out more great reviews from parents, Read more here!


 

School Days, September 2015

"Case studies provide practical examples for parents and their families, showing how to deal with professionals and cope with everyday stress with a better understanding of their young person's autism."

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Optimum Health Magazine Australia, August 2015

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ABC Melbourne, August 2015

Helps parents "make sense of the complexityof autism"

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The Rattler Early Childhood Magazine, July 2015

“strategies  for parents  and carers to produce the best outcomes”

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Fifty Plus News, July 2015

“This book is easy to follow and a great resource for grandparents who may want to learn more”

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Mum's Delivery, July 2015

“practical examples empower families to deal with professionals, cope with the stresses they face and better understand their young person’s autism”


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Unity Queensland, July 2015

“the best parents’ guide to Autism..  The authors projected an environment where the parent or caregiver felt supported, confident and reassured that they could help their children”. 

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Library Journal, July 2015

"An exceptional acquisition for any library…”

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School Days, July 2015

"Case studies provide practical examples for parents and their families, showing how to deal with professionals and cope with everyday stress with a better understanding of their young person's autism."

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