My autism fact for Autism Awareness Month – A person who struggles to deal with everyday sensory information can experience sensory overload, or information overload. Too much information can cause stress, anxiety, and possibly physical pain. This can result in withdrawal, challenging behaviour or meltdown.
Today (1 April) Matt turns 21 years old. I don’t know where the time has gone. Luckily for him he doesn’t like a huge fuss, because we can't do much considering we’re in lockdown.
So, with no further ado… Welcome to this years autism blog hop featuring authors posting on their websites and blogs on the theme of FOOD.
When I was thinking of a theme it was easy to focus on another sensory issue that a significant number of autistic people have. Matt is the perfect example of a young man with sensory issues, in his case it is noise, particularly loud and sudden noises. But he has also got issues around food, not bad issues at all though. Some of his friends will only eat one kind of meal. Or refuse to have food touching each other in a plate, or may only want green food. Matt will eat mostly anything but he soon found that his preference is for Italian food, in particular olives.
Olives are definitely an acquired taste for anyone, let alone a young child, as he was, who was so obsessed with them he would eat them every day. He also likes Sushi, which isn’t on my to-eat list.
I hope you visit the authors taking part in the blog – each one is packed full of information and competitions, and the full details will appear on this site or on my various social media spots as and when people post…
Hugs, stay safe, stay well…
4 Winners, and prizes include:
- $20 Amazon Gift Card (or equivalent in your country)
- A signed copy of Boy Banned (which includes a character on the Autistic Spectrum).
- A signed copy of Texas Family (which includes a character on the Autistic Spectrum).
- Five free e-Books from my backlist
Simply comment below and tell me what is your favorite food or share a childhood memory of food.