Whether it be new foods, new activities, or different clothes, doing something new takes the person with ASD out of his familiar routine and disrupts his plans. With food, we had an agreement with Trevor that he had to try something ten times before he decided he didn't like it. Had we not done this, he might still be eating hot dogs, grilled cheese or macaroni and cheese for nearly every meal.
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