Thursday, February 29, 2024

Episode #22: Autistic Friendship

How to Help Your Autistic Child Make Friends
How to help your autistic child make friends
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Autistic Friendship: How to help your autistic child make friends

A popular search topic for autistic adults is, “How to make friends as an autistic person.” Many parents of autistic children want to find out how to help your autistic child make friends. Why is this a difficult topic to find help with?

In this episode of the Water Prairie Chronicles, Tonya talks with Praveen Sriram about the topic of “Autistic Friendship.” Praveen shares how his life was as a child and some of the tips he has found that help him make friends as an autistic adult. He’s found some creative ways to meet others even during the Covid 19 pandemic and has some suggestions for children and parents who are looking for help with how to find friends as an autistic person.

Questions for Praveen can be sent to with “Episode 22″ or “Friendship” in the subject line.

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Tonya Wollum


Tonya Wollum is a disability advocate and host of the Water Prairie Chronicles podcast which connects special needs parents with resources to help them navigate parenting a child with a disability. She is the mother of 2 college-age children who have each grown up with a disability. That experience, along with a background in education, led her to create the Water Prairie Chronicles to help share what she has learned with parents of younger children to help them know how to advocate for their children.

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