In my posts about ASD I have explored the idea that it can be incredibly difficult to explain autism to an adult, because all children on the spectrum are so different, and my child’s autism is not the same as other children that I know, though they may share some traits. Trying to explain this to small children is considerably more difficult. You can’t say “Boodi does that because he is autistic”, when the child has no frame of reference to contextualise it from. Parents also have to be careful when trying to explain to their children, that they don’t diminish children with autism. My first experience of a young child explaining autism to another child broke my heart, as he told them that…