11 06, 2010

Welcome to Summer!!

Summer months stretch out before us and to those who are yearning for holidays it is an attractive time of year. But summer holidays can carry uncertainty, randomness and stress for some individuals with autism. While many typical people enjoy a break from routine and structure, this may not be the case with those who need some sense of predictability in order to feel safe and happy. So, does this mean that parents of kids with autism are doomed to plan every detail of their summer? Not by any stretch. Some simple measures can make the time away from school and work far more pleasurable for the whole family. First, provide a calendar that has the major or a least, the pre planned events recorded. Use pictures or words to show your child what is coming up. Calendars give kids with autism the structure that they need; organization gives persons