Saturday, June 23, 2012

Summer Time Means More Time For...

For many kids, summer time means more time to do the things that they love.  For high functioning autistic children and teens, this means more time to pursue their obsession.  World famous autism advocate Temple Grandin believes that childhood obsessions have a high likelihood of turning into careers.  My advice for parents is that if, for example, your high functioning autistic child would rather look at rocks through a magnifying glass than play outside with NT children, don't try to force him to do something he or she does not want to do.  Encourage this interest in any way possible.  Who knows, he might be a geologist.  Just some food for thought.

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