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Monday, May 8, 2017

Asher Part 6: It's OK to be friends with Asher

Asher, a brown boy wearing red headphones with the caption, "Asher wants to be your friend."

Asher with his new friends, a white girl with red hair on the right and a black boy wearing a green sweater on the left.

I've heard that parents of non-autistic kids can be weary when it comes to their kid wanting to play with an autistic kid. While I can understand concern, I think talking those concerns over with the kid's parents-and the parents not getting offended would help allay worry. Supervising smaller kids, eh, like Asher, during playdates would be a good idea if parents of both parties are concerned about safety.
I was never allowed to be over at anyone's house if no adult was present. The few short lived friends I had were never over at my house without an adult present.
I hope Asher will make life-long friends, kids that will have his back no matter what. I know he will do his best for them.