Monday, August 27, 2018

15 Back to School Tips for Autistic Kids

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Fifteen awesome back to school tips to help prepare your autistic child for the school year.

We are just a week away from starting school and thankfully, my boys are excited to return to school.

Last year was a completely different story though.

After a horrible school experience, it was difficult to ease my son's worries and anxiety about returning to school for another year. However, with lots of preparation and a strong routine, the transition back to school went smoothly.

Perhaps your child is in the same boat. Or maybe they are starting at a new school. Or maybe it's even their first year of school (how exciting!!).

Regardless of what stage your autistic child is at, these back to school tips will help prepare your autistic child for the new school year.

Back to school autism tips

How to Prepare Your Autistic Child for School

From social stories about going to school to tips on how to prepare your child for the classroom, these 15 back to school tips are insanely helpful. These tips will:

  • Reduce anxiety about the new school year
  • Make the transition back to school go as smooth as possible
  • Help ensure your child gets the support they need in the classroom
  • Establish predictable routines to help your child thrive


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks Dyan ... yet another wonderful article!
    Really good advice for all parents: early and consistent gentle efforts, anticipating and reducing your kids' stress wind-ups, work ever so much better than desperate efforts, unwinding stress, later on. Your school preparation list is very thoughtful. Good preparation habits may also include regular short morning or afternoon visits with next year's expected teacher, especially in his/her home classroom inside your kids' neighborhood school. Kids rightly take pride in advancing with their friends and peers to the class where the big kids went last year. Being ready to become a big kid brings real and justifiable confidence.

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