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Where Do I Start? Kate Laine-Toner

Where Do I Start? By Kate Laine-Toner

Where Do I Start? by Kate Laine-Toner

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Written by an author who is both neurodivergent and the parent of an autistic child, this guidebook supports parents and carers as they navigate their child's autism diagnosis. Tips and strategies help them find ways to look after their own mental health while supporting their child and building a plan for the future.

Where Do I Start? Summary

Where Do I Start?: How to navigate the emotional journey of autism parenting by Kate Laine-Toner

Recognising that your child is autistic is a pivotal moment for parents and carers. While it can lead to positives in terms of understanding behaviour and accessing support, the diagnostic process itself can be a huge source of anxiety, stress, guilt and worry.

But it's going to be ok - because right here you have the ultimate guidebook to navigating the emotions and challenges that these early stages present.

From weathering the initial impact of a potential diagnosis, to self-care strategies and finding new parameters for success, reading this book is like being taken by the hand and shown how to look after your own mental health while supporting your child. Each chapter is full of guidance from someone who's been where you are now, and tells you what you really need to know so you can journey from panic and uncertainty to confidence, acceptance and strength.

Where Do I Start? Reviews

This book is the friend you needed, helping us explore these sometimes tricky bits while holding our hand throughout.
Reframing how we see and approach situations it is a reminder we are not alone in this.

-- Eliza Fricker (Missing The Mark) Author and Illustrator
I loved how much is covered in this beautifully written and carefully researched book for parents of autistic children, packed full of warmth, wisdom, and real hope. It's a must-read for families everywhere. -- Yvonne Newbold MBE Founder, Newbold Hope

About Kate Laine-Toner

Kate Laine-Toner BCAv is the founder of Bristol Autism Support, a charity that offers support and information for parents and carers of autistic children, both before and after diagnosis. She is the parent of an autistic child who was diagnosed at the age of two in 2012. Kate is autistic herself and also has ADHD. She writes from this multi-faceted perspective, as a parent, a neurodivergent person, and as a facilitator of helping parents and carers find their way on what can be an overwhelming journey. In 2022 Kate was given a British Citizen Award for her service to the autism parenting community.

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Where Do I Start?: How to navigate the emotional journey of autism parenting by Kate Laine-Toner
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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