Hello, my name is Sarah Ziegel. I had never met a child with autism until the day a doctor declared out of the blue that both my boys, then aged nearly three, had autism. Now 16 years later I have four boys – yes – all with autism. I have spent over 16 years doing intensive therapies for my boys and learning everything I could about autism. From being non verbal at diagnosis to where they are now, beyond all expectations, I want to share what I have learnt in what I hope will be an essential guide for parents, teachers and carers encountering autism for the first time. A Parent’s Guide to Coping with Autism is published by Crowood and out now in paperback.