This is hard. People don’t understand Autism. My daughter can’t even have eye drops in her eyes and I have to cloth-wash her face quickly because she can’t stand water on it not alone a mask on her face. She freaks out. She’s a young teen. This is traumatic to an Autistic child. They are very smart and yes, they will remember the trauma for a long time. She will equate this to suffocating. It will sit in her mind and cause all kinds of negative emotions. Younger children won’t be able to handle this.
North Bergen, NJ