As written for Autism Parenting Magazine, Issue 95
Author: Erica Crowley, BCBA, is the Manager at Invo Behavior and Therapy Services' Belfort Oaks Therapy Center in Jacksonville, Florida. (Invo is a sister-company to Engage Behavioral Health.)
Parents often worry that friends and extended family don’t spend enough time getting to know their children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and tend to overlook them at gatherings and parties.
Many adults aren’t sure how to engage with a child who isn’t verbal or doesn’t respond to social cues. They might be uncomfortable when a child vocalizes, jumps or flaps his/her arms. As a result, adults often focus on neurotypical kids...