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Being Friends With A Person With Autism

As parents with two children with autism we are constantly concerned that our daughters will have no friends because we understand that being friends with a person with Autism can be rewarding as well as challenging if you do not understand them.   Nevertheless, at this stage the girls have made friends with some gorgeous children.  We hear so many situations where children with Autism are on their own because people do not understand them.

Grace and Emma go to social classes to learn how to interact with others but I have always thought about why doesn’t other children learn the same thing in classes.  All children need to learn how to include others into their daily life.  Grace and Emma rarely if ever say a mean thing about another child.  They are very loyal to their friends and will stick up for them.  But it needs to go both ways.

I have come across this article providing people with strategies on How to Be a Good Friend to Someone Who Has Asperger’s Syndrome.