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‘Authoritative, compassionate and commonsensical . . . an honest, sensitive and thorough introduction to understanding and living with autism . . . highly recommended.’ – Psychological Medicine

‘Packed with down to earth, practical ideas . . . readable, interesting . . . informative . . . if you buy only one title about autism this year it should be this one.’ – Collette Dritte, Nursery World

Over 500,000 people of all ages in the UK have disorders in the autistic spectrum. About one-third also have varying degrees of learning difficulty. All have impairment of social interaction, communication and imagination – the world appears a bewildering and sometimes frightening place.

This acclaimed, authoritative guide explains how people with autism experience the world and why they need an organized, structured environment, presenting a window into the world of those with the disorder. Wing suggests ways of improving communication, developing abilities and widening social interaction, and how to cope with stresses within the family.

Reviews

Authoritative, compassionate and commonsensical . . . an honest, sensitive and thorough introductrion to understanding and living with autism . . . highly recommended
Psychological Medicine
A lucid and sensitive guide
Publishing News
I highly recommend this book ... it is obvious in each paragraph that she loves her subject. She is with the children, adolescents and adults she writes about
Theo Peeters, Autism
Packed with down to earth, practical ideas . . .readable, interesting . . . informative . . . if you buy only one title about autism this year it should be this one
Collette Dritte, Nursery World
A basic text for all professionals working in the field as well as for parents
Dr Judith Gould, Lead Associate Consultant at the National Autisic Society Lorna Wing Centre for Autism