People on the autism spectrum often have trouble describing what it is that makes them so anxious. It sometimes helps to have an open and honest discussion about the things that bother him or her so that you can get a better understanding of the “inappropriate” behavior that person may exhibit when being bothered by the things they hate.
Since most neurotypicals do not have the same pet peeves as people on the spectrum, having that conversation is an important way to discover what’s really going on beneath the surface.
Jayden, an 8-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome, gets interviewed about things that make him anxious. His parents ask him about the places they take him to that make him anxious, and he opens up about disliking the restaurant that often gets picked when the family goes out to eat.
Watch closely, at the 1:10 mark, as Jayden’s parents get the most adorable compliment from their son when they ask him why he would prefer for them to pick the restaurant instead of one of this siblings! Hope you got that pony, Jayden!
Check it out for yourself!