Maybe there is a point where, as a parent (or guardian) of an autistic child or adult, you have to step in and make changes in your child’s interests or habits. You obviously want them to be happy (and hopefully prevent meltdowns..depending on the person), so maybe these tips will help. Just do it gradually, if you think it needs to be done.
Repetitive behavior is something that Alex does daily. More especially with numbers and phrases…almost to the point of getting angry if he thinks we don’t hear him. We have tried, and still trying to break this cycle. It does get irritating and monotonous, but we never want to start tuning him out. He does show a lot of social skills and independence in some areas, so we don’t want to discourage that, either.
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April 2nd is Autism Awareness and World Autism Awareness Day. To mark the occasion, I wanted to share this link with you. Please do not use this information to diagnose yourself or someone you know…it’s for general information only. The spectrum is wide…so please seek professional help for diagnosis.