A Parent’s Guide to Autism Diagnosis


Everything parents need to know about the process of autism diagnosis for a child, from referral to assessment and beyond. Combining information on medical diagnosis, educational needs and more, it answers common questions from parents, with quotes and case studies throughout.

ISBN: 9781787754249 Author: Devine, Adele Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Publication Date: 18th November 2021 Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Cover: Paperback Dewey: 618.9285882075 (edition:23) Pages: 272 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category:

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.

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