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The Journey of Taste

 Picky eating is a common challenge among children, especially those with autism, often leading to a nutritional balancing act for parents and caregivers. In "Becoming ONE," it's highlighted that taste buds mature over time, a beacon of hope for those navigating the narrow dietary preferences of their children. This blog post delves into the world of picky eating, diet, nutrition, and the evolving palate, offering insight and strategies to enrich the diets of children with autism. With patience and understanding, the journey from a limited menu to a more diverse plate is not just possible but probable.

Understanding Picky Eating in Autism

For many children with autism, sensory sensitivities extend to taste, texture, and smell, turning mealtime into a potential battleground. This heightened sensitivity can limit food acceptance, often restricting diets to a handful of preferred items. Recognizing this as a sensory challenge rather than mere stubbornness is the first step toward...

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Patterns in Autism: Finding Flexibility Within Structure

Patterns are a fundamental part of the world around us, guiding everything from the changing seasons to the rhythms of our daily lives. For children with autism, patterns can offer a sense of structure and predictability in a world that often feels chaotic and overwhelming. However, the true potential of patterns lies not just in their ability to provide comfort and security, but also in their capacity to foster learning, growth, and even breakthroughs. This blog post explores how patterns can be utilized as a powerful tool for children with autism and why breaking them is sometimes exactly what's needed.

The Power of Patterns
Patterns help organize information, making it easier for children with autism to understand their environment. Structured routines and visual schedules can reduce anxiety, enhancing the ability to focus and engage in learning. Beyond daily routines, patterns in music, art, and nature can be therapeutic, offering unique pathways to communication and expression.

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