Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Restaurant chain's Autism Family Night helps stressed parents

Knowing that eating out was hard on her little brother with autism and their parents, 16-year-old Alexandra Abend helped 35 Massachusetts T.G.I. Friday's host an evening for children with autism. During the Autism Family Night, Alexandra's brother "had one of his episodes ... except no one was really looking at him and saying, 'What's wrong with your child? Why is he acting like that?' Instead, people asked, 'Are you okay? Do you need anything?' " TIME

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