Carron - posted on 01/28/2009 ( 61 moms have responded )
Hi there, can anyone give me some ideas on how to introduce new food groups to an Autistic child?
I have a 6 year old boy who was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2. He is an extremely bad eater who has only a variety of about 3 foods that he will eat. He gags at the sight of food sometimes and trying to introduce a new food type usually ends up in a full blown episode of crying, shaking and uncontrollable tantrums. He was still eating mashed food at 3 and even then it was a struggle. He has sensory issues as well. And there are certain colours in food he will not go near. He is a big dairy food eater and loves cheese. Does anyone have some advice for me?