If you’re anything like me, you don’t want to be fluffing and folding your child’s laundry for the rest of your life. So start instruction early. Be prepared for repetition. Only with practice will these new skills be mastered.This can be one of the easier chores to teach kids on the spectrum, since it involves activities they often enjoy—sorting [whites, colors, towels] and repetitive tasks. My son is our official “towel folder” and I find great comfort in knowing he’s mastered this skill.So continue to prepare your child for life after high school and transition to independent adult life by teaching basic laundry skills. Wash, dry, fold, repeat.SKILL #8 – Teach Your Child To Do His Own Laundry.· SORTa. Whites, colors, towels· LOAD WASHERa. Teach how to load your machineb. Measure out the soap, fabric softenerc. Set the settings and turn on· LOAD DRYERa. Transfer clothes to dryerb. Check/clean the lint filterc. Set the settings and turn on· FOLD CLOTHES AND PUT AWAYa. Some items may be difficult for some kids to fold—especially if theyhave fine or gross motor issues. If so, make it a team effort.And just remember, it all comes out in the wash!