TIP OF THE WEEK: People with autism need routine

April 24, 2012

One of the most critical and significant things parents can do for their child with an autism spectrum disorder is to provide a strong routine at home. Allowing events to happen the same time each day will help your child tremendously. Visual supports such as schedules, checklists and timelines help illustrate consistency to individuals with autism. When they are able to better understand and be prepared for what’s going to happen next, anxiety lessens and they can adapt more easily to the environment.

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