Autism, Eating, and the Barefoot Contessa; Finding Help in Unexpected Places

by Sara Winter
Autism Asperger’s Digest | January/February 2011

Eating, sleeping and self-care are typically huge issues for children with autism. My nephew, Leo, fought his way through years of therapy and made huge strides in all of these areas except one: his relationship to food. In spite of behavioral therapies and a host of interventions that included sensory integration and RDI, all issues related to food remained a challenge. But sometimes help comes when you least expect it, and from sources you