Tony Attwood, Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Australia
Parents, professionals and those who have autism will appreciate this practical and comprehensive guide to understanding the association between autism and eating disorders, and the modifications to therapy that are needed to accommodate the characteristics of autism. This guide will provide much food for thought.
Paola Falcoski MSc, Advanced Specialist Eating Disorders Dietitian
A brilliant work... a definite must read for clinicians from both fields of expertise and everyone who is or have a loved one struggling with eating difficulties. It inspires us to think flexibly, to adapt practice, to listen but mostly to work alongside with the individual respecting who they are and what recovery means to them and their family.
Written by an autistic spectrum condition nurse specialist and a dietician specialising in paediatric eating disorders, the book covers topics such as identification of both conditions, diagnosis and recovery, along the way challenging current thinking and promoting new ways of working. Drawing on in-depth case studies highlighting the need for young people and their families to feel understood and listened to, the authors show how, through changes at practice and policy level, these young people can be empowered.