Autistic toddler with overeating issues
My oldest daughter, who has just made four, is a low-functioning autist. She is non-verbal and has no means of communication. She can't point or grunt or sign. She isn't even potty trained. Our biggest issue lately has been with eating though. She will dig in the garbage for scraps and grab food off the counter. She even rubs her hand on the stove for crumbs to lick. She eats A LOT. More than me or my husband eat in fact. She'll have an adult sized meal and start screaming as soon as she runs out of food. I thought maybe she was just going through a growth spurt but she has put on an unhealthy amount of weight. I don't want her to have more issues than she already has so I try to regulate her eating or distract her but family members (who are no strangers to overeating) act as if I'm starving her and feed her disgusting junk food behind my back. Has anyone had any issue similar to this and if so, did you find anything that helped?