To better understand the various eating barriers of children with autism, it’s helpful to be familiar with the different kinds of sensory challenges in autism that your child might experience. Below are some common sensory autism symptoms that could be a clue behind autism eating behaviors that you might see in your child.
In our first session together, Lisa was really excited about bringing more routine into her meals and creating a mealtime schedule. She thought Eli would actually really like that. She worried, though, that he wouldn’t do well with not getting what he wanted, having new foods on his plate, and eating the family meal.
What is it about kids and throwing food?
When should I offer new foods to my fussy eater with autism?
I often see parents over think the simple act of offering new foods. I get why. Serving new foods to a particular eater with autism can result in meltdowns, messes, and miserable meals.
These are the most common myths about picky eaters with autism (plus the real truth so you know exactly what you’re dealing with!)