It can be difficult for parents and professionals to come to grips with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). What does the diagnosis mean for the child in their care? How can they fully understand the behaviours common to ASD? How can they be supportive and help the child to grow and prosper? This short introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone encountering ASD for the first time. The book covers all of the essential information needed to ground an understanding of the condition and offers effective practical strategies for supporting children who are living with ASD. It enc.