Parents with autistic children often say that they are “picky eaters,” and I was one of those children who was deemed as such. However, autistic people with sensory sensitivities or aversions to tastes and textures are not picky eaters, they are sensory eaters. They might be “picky” in the sense that they may have a very limited diet due to many foods that are ruled out because of them having a disgusting taste or texture that is so repulsive, that they are inedible. However, saying that a child is a “picky” eater has the underlying assumption that being a picky eater is just a phase that they will grow out of, or that they will “just eat it” eventually.
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