If you’re raising a child with autism, you know that some skills don’t come as easily to them. And being an older mom who didn’t grow up with the internet, I worry about how my autistic son will navigate the online world.
I don’t know much about the digital world, but I know that the internet is a valuable tool that can help my son express himself, learn social skills, and even stay organized. But my worry is about how strong a pull the kid videos and fun game apps can have on children.
Will he be more likely to spend too much time on digital devices, especially with how he focuses too much on something and repeats tasks? How do I ensure introducing him to the internet won’t make him miss out on chances for socializing, creative play, or even exercises?
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