Holiday Meals and Your Picky Eater

The holidays are approaching and there will be lots of tasty dishes on the table. While you may be excited for seasonal dishes and fun new recipes, your special needs child may not be so thrilled to taste the golden deliciousness of grandma’s famous apple pie. In order to make the most out of your holiday meal and encourage your child to try at least one holiday food, you must allow yourself two things: time and patience. I encourage you to develop a plan at least a few weeks before your big mea...
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“Trying the Turkey” by Josh

  For a lot of people, with autism or not, new things are a trial by fire. One of the biggest changes in a child's life is that of being willing to try new foods. Many children, me included, become rigid in their likes and hates and will often flat-out refuse or even throw temper tantrums at being asked to try a new vegetable, sauce, or even something like a different kind of soda. It doesn't matter if it's trying to get Brandon to try squash at Thanksgiving, Missy to sample green...
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