I have to say this is one of my all time favorite photos. Let me tell you why.
Autistic children are normally thought of as non affectionate or hate to be touched. Truth is, most of them are just like us. They don't mind affection but prefer it on their terms. By their terms I mean when they want to be touched. Isn't that most of us? Absolutely! However, we are less likely to say I don't want to hug Uncle John cause he smells like smoke. Or, I don't want to hug a member of the family I just met. Make sense?
Now some children with autism don't like to be touched and can be quite aggressive when attempted to be hugged. The simple solution...respect their boundaries and wait for them to come in for the big hug. Or, ask for a hug...the worst thing that can happen is they say no. Or they could surprise you and give you a huge hug! Just like this one!
She is a Daddy's girl 100%. ❣️❣️