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    Default Books on autism for parents - recommendations?

    Can anyone recommend a really good book for a parent who's child has just been diagnosed with autism?

    My DS is 4 in February and we are just waiting on our official diagnosis report so we can get the ball rolling with the NDIS.

    I want to know as much as possible in order to help DS. I want to be well educated on ASD.

    One book I'm looking at is The Autistic Spectrum by Lorna Wing. Is this a good read? Any suggestions welcome.

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    Look Me in the eye, by John Elder Robinson.

    It's not your typical book recommendation. The author was diagnosed with aspergers at around 40 I believe so rather than having someone else tell you what to expect from a child on the spectrum, you have a first hand account of how he thinks and feels and while I understand that will be different for everyone on the spectrum it is a highly enlightening (and entertaining) read. I can't recommend it strongly enough.

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    The Fabric of Autism (Judith Bluestone). One of the best/most informative out there (I personally strongly believe).

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    I can't recommend you any books but have you joined the NSW autism page on FB? It's been a wealth of information for me. Some of the other parents are very knowledgeable and have pointed me in the right direction many times when i have been unsure about things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I can't recommend you any books but have you joined the NSW autism page on FB? It's been a wealth of information for me. Some of the other parents are very knowledgeable and have pointed me in the right direction many times when i have been unsure about things.
    No, but thanks for the suggestion. I'll join & check it out

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    It has been a few years for me,but I found The Australian Autism Handbook very informative. And 'A Friend Like Henry' a great insight into one family's story.


 

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