In the year 2000, a study conducted by Gail P. Williams, Nancy Dalrymple and Jaime Neal found that 67 percent of parents of children with autism described their child as a poor eater. However, 73 percent of that same group of parents [More...] reported that their child had a good appetite for preferred foods (Williams, 2000). Realizing that their child can eat but chooses not to eat in a healthy manner can be very frustrating for parents.
Problems with food acceptance are common for children on the autism spectrum. Many families struggle with these issues thinking that the child’s picky eating habits are simply a product of their diagnosis of autism. Moving Past Picky Eating is a free webinar that aims to show how these challenging behaviors can change for the better through ABA therapy.