While most adults understand how to deal with an autistic child, younger children don’t. Parents should explain to their child, who is normal, about autism a.../article/how-to-talk-to-your-child-about-an-autistic-sibling/
@Dr. Meghna Singhal Thank you, ma'am. This is really helpful. My nephew who is having autism also does not like to talk to anyone or come to places where there are lots of people. Her parents are worried, but I understand this is something normal for them. But I've noticed, she talks well with me and her father, but as you mentioned, avoids eye contact. My doubt was, what are some ways by which they can be entertained? Her mother says that she sometimes just sits by herself without doing anything. Won't they be bored? Is that what makes them comfortable?
@Anonymous Good job talking with your nephew with autism! Children with autism like to play, but their play is different from their typically-developing peers. In fact playing with a child with autism can be very challenging for an adult, due to the child's difficulty in communication and restricted repetitive interests. However, an adult and a child with autism can enjoy many activities together. To choose an activity, start by observing the child's play, and if he is verbal, ask questions. What does he enjoy? Next, try joining in the child's activity, following his lead. With you're playing with a child with autism, there is no 'right' or 'wrong' way of playing- the most important part is engagement and communication, not instruction. Following are some activities that you can enjoy with the child: legos, trains, science fiction and fantasy, swimming, building or taking apart (e.g., items such as small clocks), walking or hiking, and puzzle solving. In most of these activities, the ability to speak, sit still, or otherwise 'behave normally' are not required. So try some of these or other activities with your nephew and have fun!
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