Remember when your child was first diagnosed with autism? Do you remember staring blankly at the doctor? Do you remember feeling helpless, guilty, angry, in denial and overwhelmed all at the same time? Everything was a blur and you felt lost and alone.

Listed below are a number of books, articles and websites that Chloe recommends that may assist you in making sense of it all and taking that first positive step forward for the benefit of your child.

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  • Books Australian Austism Handbook - The Essential Resource Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorders. — By Benison O'Reilly and Seana Smith. Jane Curry Publishing 2008
  • Articles
    • "If only I'd known - Things nobody told me when my child was diagnosed with autism". — By Jene Aviram. Jan-Feb 2009. Autism Digest.


    • Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew. — By Ellen Notbohm. 2005


    • The Trials of Toilet Training - Training the other child. — By Maureen Bennie. May-Jun 2007. Autism Digest.
  • Websites
  • Early Intervention Playgroup

    A Playgroup Focusing on Parent/Carer and Child Participation Parents with young children, 0 to 6 years of age with a disability or a developmental delay are invited to join the Sunhaven Playgroup. Siblings welcome.

    We meet each Thursday during school terms at St Margaret’s Church

    • 165-167 Beaudesert-Nerang Rd
    • Nerang, QLD, 4211
    • Thursday during school terms.
    • Time: 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm (or 2.30 for school pick up)
    • For further information click here