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The Little Book of Autism FAQs

The Little Book of Autism FAQs

How to Talk with Your Child about their Diagnosis and Other Conversations

Davida Hartman, illustrated by Margaret Anne Suggs

Quick Overview

Exploring a topic that is frequently brought up, this book helps parents to tell their children about their autism diagnosis. It equips parents with a language of positivity and prepares them to support their children's relationships with peers and family members.
Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Paperback / softback
2019, 9.02in x 6.73in / 229mm x 171mm, 112pp
ISBN: 9781785924491
2019, ePUB
ISBN: 978-1-78450-824-1
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Empowering and practical, this guide is the perfect companion for parents who are finding it difficult to tell their children about their autism diagnosis. It provides a realistic yet uplifting approach to autism, treating it not as a disability but as a difference.

Not telling children about their autism diagnosis can have a significant negative impact on their mental health; by equipping parents with a language of positivity around autism, the book will make a difference to many children on the spectrum. It advises on how and when to talk to autistic children with both high and low care needs, and provides guidance on supporting children's relationships with peers at school, as well as how to broach the conversation with the child's siblings.

Concise and easy to read, The Little Book of Autism FAQs answers parents' questions with accessible language, preparing them to approach this difficult conversation in a constructive manner.


'Davida Hartman gives parents an honest, nuanced and above all empowering and heart-warming answer to perhaps the most pertinent question they have: Do we tell our child that he/she has autism?'
- Peter Vermeulen, Autism in Context, Belgium

'The more I read on, the more there was to love. Hartman covers difficult questions in a compassionate yet straightforward manner, offering clear and positive guidance to parents who may be wondering how on Earth to talk to their children about their diagnosis - all the while discussing autism and neurodiversity in a respectful and encouraging way.'
- Chris Bonnello, author of


By (author): Davida Hartman
Illustrated by: Margaret Anne Suggs