The Fright with Food


Let’s talk about food and autism. One of my biggest pet peeves is a parent of a mainstream child comparing their child to a child with autism. My favorite is, Johnny’s a picky eater also. No, no, Susan it’s not about being a picky eater. Does little Johnny vomit when wanting to try new foods? Is little Johnny unable to finish foods he loves the taste of because he’s just vomit half of it all over, because of the texture or smell? I believe the answer is, no. Children with autism aren’t picky. They seriously can not handle many textures or smell of certain foods, even some of their favorite foods. It’s not about a parent putting a meal on the table, and the autistic child looking at it and not liking the look of the meal. It’s not because the autistic child would much rather want to eat their…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is Feel free to contact me.


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