Adapting to Change

Dealing with change is difficult. While most of a major change or having difficulty adjusting to new circumstances. This is especially true for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. The following are some of the ways that you can help your child adjust to change: 1. Learn about the different types of autism. Learn about how each type affects your child’s ability to learn. 2. Get involved in activities that promote positive behavior 3. Take time to explore the different types of autism and learn about their causes and effects. 

The following are some of the ways you can help your child learn to adapt and thrive in a unique setting: 1. Teach them how to be comfortable with change, especially when it comes from a different place or culture. 2. Encourage them to try new things and make mistakes as they grow up. 3. Encourage them to take risks and try new things, even if they don’t like them. 4. Encourage them to explore their own interests and passions, even if they don’t know what they want to do with their lives. 5. Encourage them to seek out opportunities that interest them. 6. Encourage them to pursue their dreams and goals by taking risks, trying new things, and making mistakes. 7. Encourage them to learn from others’ experiences and successes, even if they don’t like it. 8. Encourage them to be creative and innovative, even if they do n’t like the way things are done. 9. Encourage them to try new things and learning it’s ok to make mistakes.

I would recommend to not implement these suddenly but gradually and slowly(baby steps like 2,3 to 5 mins etc)If they get uncomfortable and upset let them have a break with things a they bring them calm and comfort (fav toy,show,snack) and communicate with small words and flash cards on how they feel about it. 

But most importantly make it fun and interesting either by games and home activities or by doing something different every day, yet still keep a rotating schedule.  It won’t happen overnight but with patience and understanding it’ll be worth it!


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