Friday, April 25, 2014

Amid Parents' Fear Bullying, an Effort to Toughen Up Children with Autism

Ellen Murray cheats at games. She swindles, hoodwinks and tricks the kids she is playing with. And then she has to explain to them what just happened.“They will always let me take their turn, again and again,” said Murray. “And we have to teach them to stand up for themselves.”Murray is a clinical manager at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders in Alexandria. She works with children who have been diagnosed with autism, and the number one concern that parents want her to address is that their vulnerable, trusting children will be taken advantage of.

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