Acknowledgements. Preface. Part One - Talking to your child about their autism diagnosis. 1. Are you ready for 'the autism talk'? 2. What do you know about autism? Fact vs fiction. 3. Why tell your child they have autism? 4. When is the right time to talk to your child? 5. How do you tell your child they have autism? 6. What do you tell your child? 7. A personal journey. 8. The autism talk. 9. Troubleshooting. Part Two - Telling others about your child's autism diagnosis. 10. Why should I share my child's diagnosis with others? 11. Common concerns of parents. 12. Who should you tell about your child's diagnosis? 13. What should you tell others about your child? 14. How should you share your child's autism diagnosis? 15. Troubleshooting. Part Three - Resources. 16. Photocopiable worksheets. 17. Helpful books, videos and websites. Bibliography.
Guide for parents on how to approach the topic of autism with a diagnosed child and others, with downloadable and photocopiable worksheets
Raelene Dundon is a registered psychologist and the Director of Okey Dokey Childhood Psychology. She is a mother of three children, two of whom have autism, and is based in Melbourne, Australia.
A fantastic, comprehensive resource that answers the vast range of questions that parents can have about this important topic. All is sensitively and clearly explained, with real life scenarios, easy to use worksheets and troubleshooting for every eventuality. Highly recommended. -- Davida Hartman, Director and Senior Educational and Child Psychologist, The Children's Clinic, Dublin