Navigating the Grandparent Relationship and Having a Child on the Autism Spectrum

14115663_10154516240139802_510463038567214886_oWe are at the end of a 2-week visit in our home from the grandparents—which also coincided with back-to-school. Having guests always has its ups and downs with our child on the spectrum (it’s a change in routine for sure). In addition to managing my child’s anxiety about changes, I find myself managing the grandparents’ uncertainty about approaching my son with Asperger’s—and I get it that his reactions are sometimes unexpected and even downright hurtful.

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