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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Anxiety in Children with Autism

If your are the parent of a child with autism, then you know all too well how frustrated they can get. Stress and frustration can occur at unexpected times. So can extreme discomfort or even pain due to common environmental stimuli that you or I might not even notice. That leads to anxiety over situations where kids with autism cannot control their environment to prevent those adverse sources of discomfort. Knowing how to prevent that anxiety or how to stop it when it happens can make a huge difference in a child's life. I do not normally direct one of my posts on here to an article, but...Get the solutions. Let me know what your experience with anxiety has been and what solutions you have found.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Getting Ready for School Next Year

Now is the time to think about school next year. If your child has autism and is just starting school for the first time, now is the time to let the school know about any special needs your child has. That way they can be prepared and your child can receive services they need from day one of school. It is also the time to prepare your child for the first day of school. Take them to the school to see the building. Start talking to them about going to school next year. Children with autism may need some mental preparation and now is the time to start.