thats another thing that irks me with them, they are quick to cry "its his autism its his autism" when most of the time its just the behaviour of a 9 year old boy. it seems they can't differenciate (sp?) between the two.
In saying that... we have a zero tolerance policy in this house. bad behaviour = suitable punishment. Autism or not, he needs to learn right from wrong, and needs to learn to accept the consequences of his actions.
I will NOT allow my son to use the "I'm autistic" scapegoat!! His autism is very mild, in fact, sometimes I question the diagnosis at all.
At least he has one parent who will keep him on the straight and narrow! I have read many cases of mildly autistic children actually being reassessed at a later date and no longer rating on the scale. Poor excuse for low activity!
He definitely isn't obese. My poor cousin was put on a massive diet at around the same age. She was very very overweight and lost all the weight but has picked up the most unhealthy eating habits due to it. She is always extremely skinny and eats almost nothing but drinks massively. I put her terrible body image and eating habits down to that extreme diet back then.