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Posted by @cristamcd in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dec 22, 2014

Hi, everyone! We're new to this forum (only signed up a moment ago) and we're hoping that my son, Nathan, will be able to get into the Feeding Difficulties Clinic at APH. In the meantime, does anyone here have experience with a toddler diagnosed ASD and feeding difficulties? I'm trying very hard to keep mealtimes as stress free as possible (for both my son and myself) because I want eating to be as enjoyable for him as it is for me. While we wait to find out if he'll be accepted into the clinic, does anyone have tips for helping ASD children with eating? Prior to his diagnosis, I tried every different "method" I could find, but none were specific for ASD children and I truly believe that it's important to address his challenges with the distinction that he is on the spectrum and my expectations have to be in line with his diagnosis.

Thanks so much for reading this! I'll look forward to any comments or insight anyone can provide!

Merry Christmas!

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