Autism is misunderstood, as is pica. It takes a long time for some of it to be diagnosed, in my case forty-eight years for autism. I’m still not diagnosed with pica, although I eat non-food items often and a diagnosis would not help
Those who live with and love autistic people can be among our greatest allies, but it’s been the misfortune of the #ActuallyAutistic community that many parents, caregivers, and therapists have historically advocated over (rather than with) us.
As autistic children