• Published 1 January 2016

  • ISBN: 978-1-925183-79-5

  • Format: Paperback

  • Extent: 412pp

  • AU: $39.99

  • Categories: Reference, Health, Parenting

About the Authors

 Benison O’Reilly is a pharmacist, a medical writer and a mother of three. She is the co author of Beyond The Baby Blues and author of Happily Ever After?.

Website: www.benisonanneoreilly.com

Kathryn Wicks is a journalist and is currently community editor at the Sydney Morning Herald and a mother of two boys.

The Complete Autism Handbook

By Benison O'Reilly and Kathryn Wicks

The essential resource guide for autism spectrum disorder in Australia and New Zealand

The Complete Autism Handbook offers guidance, expert advice and above all support to parents raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder.

From the early signs and symptoms of ASD through to diagnosis, the intervention programs, medical theories and schooling, health professionals recommend The Complete Autism Handbook. The book also contains the most comprehensive guide to the resources, funding and support available for ASD families in Australia and New Zealand.

Authors Benison O'Reilly and Kathryn Wicks are professional writers and both have children with autism. They know from first-hand experience the essential information parents need to know to raise an ASD child.

First published in 2008, the bestselling The Complete Autism Handbook is now in its third edition, with New Zealand contributions from autism mother and academic, Linda Kimpton. 


  • What is ASD? - Early signs and symptoms

  • Getting a Diagnosis

  • Early Intervention – early intervention is vital in helping a child with ASD

  • The Medical Maze – explains the evidence based medical theories behind ASD and explores controversy over diet, vaccinations etc.

  • Parents and siblings

  • Teenagers and more