Friendships can form at all stages of life, but the process of making friends can be challenging for children with autism. All friendships are defined differently in every stage of life. Toddlers and preschool-age friends have less requirements and less expectations than teenagers and adults. The older you become, the more complex relationships become. Relationships

in Social Skills by Kendra Pitman Smith

Follow the account of an autism mom whose daughter, despite attending various therapies, began to revert to previous behaviors due to social anxiety.  My youngest daughter is autistic and suffers from social anxiety. At first, I thought the characteristics she was exhibiting was a part of her diagnosis, so I was not concerned about the

in Social Skills by Kendra Pitman Smith

As parents, we are naturally protective of our children at every stage of their life, but some of the toughest years are when a child reaches adolescence, and in my opinion, this is particularly challenging for parents of young girls. It is likely a preteen/teenage girl on the autism spectrum may have a more difficult

in Transitioning to Adulthood by Kendra Pitman Smith