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The definitive guide for parents of children with Autism.
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.
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 *