The bottom line is that eye contact is important in our society, so parents of kids on the spectrum are getting creative to help their kids adapt.
Kara Tyler, a 39-year-old Baltimore resident, taught her autistic teen to feign eye contact by looking in between people’s eyebrows.
“People register it as eye contact and it doesn’t make them feel as on the spot,” Tyler said.
Bonus? This little trick doesn’t increase anxiety for her kid, either.