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South Bend Tribune, Helping Kids Learn

You like french fries. No, you love french fries. And you will eat only — ONLY — french fries for lunch.

Imagine that you’re a child whose thoughts are being ruled by this kind of obsession. Now enter the Lighthouse Autism Center in Mishawaka, where the staff help you to broaden your choices and survive those daily forks in the road.

Maybe you don’t have to throw a fit if you have to eat one blueberry. Maybe you can live with it.

Granted, your autism could be at any point in a wide range. So, when the Lighthouse staff are working with you on how to brush your teeth on your own, you may need a visual prompt and a timer, or a mere reminder, or — if you’re higher functioning — just some written instructions, said clinical director Leila Allen.

To learn more about Lighthouse Autism Center click here or to learn about what other resources are available to you click here.


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