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Book review: Autism Supporting Difficulties

This book encourages parents see why gently supporting change and variation can help children with autism.

Autism Supporting Difficulties: Handbook of Ideas to Reduce Anxiety in Everyday Situations

Gaynor M Jackson | Troubador | £8.99 | 96pp | ISBN: 9781785893872

This is a short and practical book written by a teacher for parents of children with autism .

It includes chapters on aspects of daily life, such as purchasing new clothes, going to the dentist, toilet training, socialising, sensory sensitivities, hair washing and using public transport.

Each chapter discusses the possible reasons for a difficulty and provides practical suggestions about how to overcome it.

The book encourages parents see why gently supporting change and variation can help children with autism.

I would recommend it as part of a package of professional support. However, the book offers little background information about autism and I would advise caution against nurses recommending it without ensuring parents understand its


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