Esther Hernandez-San Antonio, TX
I was working with a group of high school student with autism. All the students had a great deal of difficulty understanding family relationships, even relationships within the immediate family. In one class, we were practicing conversation skills and talking about our families. One student leaned toward another student and asked (somewhat belligerently), “Do you HAVE a family?” Caught off guard, the respondent gasped, “I used to have a sister, but she moved to St. Louis!” Apparently, once you move away, you are out of the family.