Autism is a social relational disorder. Creating and sustaining interactions with our children is a core factor in helping them become more social.

What is an interaction? Well, an interaction could be anything from a tickle, to a board game, from you singing a song, to a conversation, from reading together, to wiping up a spilt drink together.

The defining factor of an interaction isn’t the activity itself but instead, how your child shows up in that activity. Are they looking, talking, paying attention, involved and participating? (any of the above or a mixture of the above)?

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