Lucas' Eating Issues
Many children on the spectrum may suffer from gastrointestinal problems or exhibit an extreme, often unexplained aversion to many foods. As a result, their diets may be very limited. There are only a few foods that Lucas can be coaxed to eat, and sometimes getting Lucas to eat even one of these preferred foods can be a challenge. Georgia, Lucas' therapist, tries to help Lucas and his mother at lunch time.
"Is he eating a reasonable variety of foods? Kids of course are picky. The kids on the autism spectrum tend to be very picky."
— Deborah Fein PhD