Special Objects: To Carry Or Not To Carry?
People with as ASD often carry special objects with them. These objects can vary from person to person – DVD cases, certain toys, string. I even know an adult with Asperger Syndrome who used to carry a card in his pocket from his school days that said “lunch”. The object may be carried for a variety of reasons: to fill a sensory need, to alleviate anxiety, it may be related to a special interest, or it can be a reminder of an event or place.
Chloe Rothschild, adult on the spectrum, sheds some light on what these objects many mean, what need they fulfill, and why they are an important part of a person’s life. To read more, click here.