Heather - posted on 01/09/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
My son Sean Jr was diagnosed with Autism over a year ago- Although I had known for some time that he was- The pschologist that evaluted him is one of the most well known in this area & she told us he is the most Autistic child she has ever seen in the 25yrs she has been doing this- He will only eat dry cereal, chips, & french fries, pop tarts & yogurt sometimes- They have to be in the right package or he won't even touch it! He has been that way for almost 2yrs- I tried to chop up french toast stix in little squares & make them crunchy... Yeah he spit them out & rubbed his tongue on his father's hand. Well, I am back to trying- & I will never give up trying! I can't hide anything healthy in dry cereal- I have tried to hide things in his yogurt & he can smell it & will refuse to it it @ all for awhile- I have been doing research on liquid supplimental vitamins to add gradually to his juice- ones that help calm as well as stimulate brain development! Ones he can't smell or taste in small amounts- He is so ritualistic that he will wake up crying looking for his socks if he falls asleep w/out them, or if his hat falls off while he is sleeping~ He is stuck on wearing one hat @ this point. He used to change hats once in a while. Therapt is going ok but when we didn't go for Christmas, he fell out of routine- Now when we go he cries as soon as we pull in the parking space- Tears rolling down his face- Sobbing & sad- It is heart wrenching- He is non-verbal & I dont think he understands most of what I say- Everything is visual w/him-Feel lost sometimes- Searched over 2 hrs on web to find another child that will only eat chips & dry snacks & no luck finding another child like Sean Jr- On a mission to feed!!