Autism: How to raise a happy autistic child

Author(s): Jessie Hewitson


'A must-read for anyone with an autistic child in their life' Laura James, author of Odd Girl OutWith a foreword by the charity Ambitious About AutismFor every child diagnosed with autism, there are usually two worried parents who may not have a clue about the condition or how best to help their little one.Jessie Hewitson's son was two-years old when he was diagnosed with autism. Like many other worried parents before her, Jessie's immediate instinct was to learn everything she could about the condition and how best to support her child. But when The Times award-winning journalist embarked on her own investigative process, she soon uncovered a cloud of conflicting, panic-inducing information. She realised that advice from unsafe corners of the internet, strangers and even well-meaning friends can make you feel overwhelmed, vulnerable and disheartened. She decided to write this book to provide other parents in similar situations with a wealth of practical and reliable support, all in one place. Expertly researched, Autism includes interviews with academics, education lawyers, pediatricians, psychologists, speech and language therapists and parents such as David Mitchell and Melanie Sykes. Jessie covers everything, from ways to make your home more autism-friendly; how to help your child with eating, sleeping and anxiety; how to access the right support at school; what to do when your child is having a meltdown and how to feel closer to them. How, in short, to raise a happy autistic child.'Jessie Hewitson has really hit the mark with this book, giving our history, our diversity, our challenges and our hopes. Autistic people and their families are finally represented' Carrie Grant


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The definitive guide for parents of children with Autism.

Jessie Hewitson really hits the mark with this book, giving our history, our diversity, our challenges and our hopes. Autistic people and their families are finally represented. * Carrie Grant * An important book that will no doubt become an invaluable source of support for any parent who suspects - or has been told - that their child has autism... While its practical advice does not soften or shy away from any of the difficulties that await parents - this is a book that celebrates difference and champions happiness. * Ambitious About Autism (from their foreword) * Exceptionally useful and informative. * Uta Frith, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development, UCL * A must-read for anyone with an autistic child in their life. * Laura James, author of Odd Girl Out * Jessie Hewitson's guide is a wise SatNav for what is often a bewildering, or even scary, zone of parenting. The book offers real-world, road-tested, child-first and family-friendly advice; while also highlighting the twin truths that autism is not a tragedy, and that adaptation and acceptance are not resignation. * David Mitchell, bestselling author and co-translator of The Reason I Jump *

Jessie Hewitson is a staff property and personal finance writer on The Times from London. Before working at The Times, she worked as a freelance journalist, writing for The Sunday Times and the Telegraph, and edited Tatler magazine's 2013 guide to the best doctors. She is a mother of two; her seven-year-old son is autistic.

General Fields

  • : 9781409176282
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Orion Spring
  • : March 2018
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2018
  • : books

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  • : Jessie Hewitson
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 649.154
  • : 304