How to help children with autism make, and keep, friends

Matthew rarely was invited to birthday parties or play groups as a young child. On the few occasions he was included, his mother said a prayer and “hoped nothing bad would happen,” she recalls. “Crowds overwhelmed him. The noise, the games and toys ... <a href="http://www.bing.com/news/apiclick.aspx?ref=FexRss&aid=&tid=403B4F7AC6A4474AB7D36CE44C879923&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fnews%2Fparenting%2Fwp%2F2017%2F03%2F20%2Fhow-to-help-children-with-autism-make-and-keep-friends%2F&c=12953114952951773633&mkt=en-gb" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" id="rssmi_more"> ...read more</a>

Matthew rarely was invited to birthday parties or play groups as a young child. On the few occasions he was included, his mother said a prayer and “hoped nothing bad would happen,” she recalls. “Crowds overwhelmed him. The noise, the games and toys … …read more

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