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Autism: Summertime Tips for Families

Autism: Summertime Tips for Families

Summer is a time where kids run free from teachers and homework, joyfully welcoming sweet long months of sleeping in and relaxing. Smiles are all around as friends and families come together to enjoy sizzling barbeques, refreshing pool parties, and juicy popsicles to fight the sweltering heat. What a wonderful time for family bonding!

A wonderful summer isn’t always the case for families with children who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Summer can quickly become a source of looming anxiety for parents. This is because summertime rips away one very important thing from kids – routine. Plucking a child with autism from their daily routine of going to school can make things worse for them. From losing structure and routine, some kids regress to more severe symptoms.