How to Talk to A Child With Autism

The holiday season means more opportunities for socializing with friends, family, and co-workers. No matter where or what the festivities are, chances are you’ll encounter someone on the autism spectrum. Contrary to popular belief, people with autism do want to be included and enjoy opportunities to socialize. What can be difficult for them is starting a conversation or keeping one going. Kathleen O’Grady, mother of two sons with autism, wrote a great opinion piece for the Ottawa Citizen that gives three tips on how to socialize with someone on the autism.  Include people with autism – they are worth the effort!

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