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Trick or Treating with an Autistic Child

For children on the autistic spectrum each day brings its own challenges. Some days bring even more like Halloween. I have become a recent fan of the show Parenthood on NBC-TV. In a recent episode, they dealt with the fears of a child with Asperger’s Syndrome on Halloween. I found it to be very well done because it handled not only the child’s fears, but what happens with the parents and rest of the family.

My son, Peter, is 9 years old and has pervasive developmental disorder—not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). That means that he is on the autistic spectrum and has had delays in a number of areas. In our family, he falls between two girls, Charlotte, 12, and Kit, almost 8.

via Trick or Treating with an Autistic Child – Yorktown, NY Patch.

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