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Updated by El Shepherd on Jan 27, 2015
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what to buy a autistic child for christmas

Some Christmas tips for those with children on the Autism Spectrum
Christmas is stressful enough for parents, having to budget and shop and organize and decorate and so forth... it becomes that much worse when you consider that your child or children won't even enjoy all your efforts. Quite the opposite, it might be too much for them and ultimately become a disaster.
So my son has severe classic non-verbal autism. And because of that my parenting style is probably totally different than if I had a neurotypical kid. (but who knows cuz I don't). Anyway, it got be thinking about all the things that I allow my son to do that most NT parents usually tell their kids not to do.
The Challenges of Raising a Child With Autism
The Challenges of Raising a Child With Autism Raising an autistic child is a long journey, but parents have many options and places to turn for help. Looking back, Cori Ayala understands that the signs made sense. Before her son Evan was diagnosed with autism at age 3, he had behaved differently from his older brother, Alex.
What It's Really Like To Raise a Child with Autism
Just a Simple Trip to the Park. "Eesinnuh, eesinnuh,"my son, Ben, blurts out. I struggle to figure out what he's trying to say: It's a nut? It's a knot? It's enough? "Eesinnuh, eesinnuh," he yells again. Though I can't understand him, I'm happy to see he's making direct eye contact, something that took plenty of work, and training, and practice.