4 thoughts on “Time To Grow Up: When Autism Goes Public

  1. I’m actually really interested in what best to do in a situation like that. If I had a friend with a child with sensory processing issues, I’d really want to know so when we spent time together or when I was around her child, I could avoid doing anything that might be annoying or uncomfortable for him or her. Is asking what you can do to help or make a visit more enjoyable and accommodating too forward?

    This is my first time commenting, but I love your blog by the way. I love hearing about Bacon and Sourdough’s adventures!

    1. Hi Megan! What a sweet friend you are to ask this question (I promise you – that matters more than you know). In my experience, my friends do two things that are so good for me and for my Sourdough. The first is what you are describing. They ask what might be best and how they can accommodate us. Sometimes that means we have playdates at my house where he is more comfortable. Other times, it means asking me what to serve for lunch, or if it’s OK to plan on swimming…that kind of thing. In the beginning, it was asking what do you need? What would make it easier for Sourdough. It is never rude from my perspective. Always super kind.
      The second thing I would encourage you to say to your friend is that you see how hard she is working and that she is doing a good job. My friends never fail to encourage me in this way, and I need it!
      I hope this helps! Please let me know how it goes.
      Love,
      Shawna

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