Rogers said that it was critical that parents of children with autism understand the importance of playing with their children. "Some children with autism don't know how to communicate 'Come play with me' to their parents or they don't respond to the parents as enthusiastically as other children would," she explained.
"Parents have to take the initiative that most other children would take on their own," said Rogers.
Learn more about autism at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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