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Feeding Clinics for Autistic Children: Did you know some autistic children cannot eat solid food?

Some children with autism cannot eat solid foods because of sensory issues in the mouth and throat, or because of GI issues. While uncommon, this scenario exists. The affected children can only eat pureed foods. For these children, a feeding clinic can be the best option. At the 2016 “Feeding …

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autism picky eater

The following post was written by Nicole Bureau, a wonderful pre-school Special Education Teacher, and friend of mine.  Help me welcome Nicole to my website as a new contributing author.  I hope you will all keep a look out for more posts as she shares her expertise and advice about …

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Milk Makes Me Grow Big and Strong?

The glass was about to touch my lips when I heard, “Mommy, I want milk!”  What a good sentence! And—he asked so nicely. “I like milk.” I smiled, and prompt forked over the glass.  “Milk is good for you. It will make you big and strong,” I told him.  “Make …

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Gluten-Free diet for Autism: Gathering Your Thoughts

I was on a gluten-free diet several years ago (2008, I think) for issues unrelated to autism. A friend of ours suggested it because I was (and still am) having stomach issues (IBS), along with neurological concerns, (peripheral neuropathy–tingling, numbness, etc.). Being on that diet, I noticed I almost immediate …

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The Flying Christmas Fork

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… My father finally grew tired of my embarrassing behavior. Every time he took me somewhere I refused to eat unless I smelled it first, which didn’t guarantee I would eat it, and I sure was not going to try …

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Adults and Children with Autism tend to be Picky Eaters

Many of us with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have difficulty tolerating foods. There are several reasons for this, for our being seen as “picky eaters” from childhood. First, our acute sense of smell serves to warn us about foods that we are not going to like. My father used to …

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