I know this will sound like a weird question but Would you take your child with #Autism to a funeral?
The reason I’m asking, is because it’s one question that I’m commonly asked, and I thought it was important enough to discuss. There isn’t an easy answer to this question, but I do have a few thoughts.
We’ve not been in this situation for a long time, but when Gavin was little, there were several deaths in the family and we chose not to take Gavin to the funeral.
That wasn’t an easy decision, but after speaking with his mental health professionals, it was deemed to be not in his best interest to go. At that point, Gavin was roughly five or six years old I believe, and not emotionally equipped to deal with the intensity of all the emotion that he would experience.