Dear Developmental Doc:
Our 9 year old daughter was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder last year. Thank G-d, she’s extremely bright when it comes to school, but basically clueless in social situations. Can you suggest ideas to help prepare her for my in-law’s annual Thanksgiving weekend? My husband feels we are obligated to go, but because our daughter is so socially inept, she typically ends up embarrassing herself and I feel like a failure as a parent!
Diane R. Santa Barbara, CA.