Hi Amyq9, i have a 5 year grandson that is autistic and his eating habits are also strange. He will only eat chicken nuggets,corn dogs,noodles and french fries. He does eat fruit ,like grapes, apples,and strawberries,but that is his limit.Weall are concerned for him but the doctors have told us he is doing great as for weight and height.He is a very loving child with a great memory and is very loving to his 9 month old sister who is just fine. He was talking at 1 year old but when he had a series of shots he stopped. He ran a high fever and then started watching the credits on T. V. like it was the greatest thing he has ever seen. He would wave his arms and dance on his toes . My daughter was shocked to find out he was autistic and she has a difficult time when it comes time to eat. There have been times when he has eaten a food he has had before and it will make him sick and he will not go near it again.We are trying so hard to find out why his eating habits are what they are,but we have been told he will change,well he hasn't in two years and we are going bonkers. He is in school for children like him and he has speech therapy at school but he sometimes will jst refuse to listen.Do you have any advice for us ? Is there something we are missing that can help him?He loves for his Mom to read to him and we do it also, he has a board that has pictures of things he likes and he has to tell us I WANT to do this or i want this to eat, so he does talk but not well. He has only been in school for just a few months and his teacher says he has very good days but some bad days also.If you have any advice please let me know.
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