Autism Spectrum


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Where you’re at stories


Where are we at? Panic!

Filling in the Adolescent Autonomy checklist that is mentioned on the Where you’re at page was quite confronting.


There just seems to be so much he can’t do. It’s a bit overwhelming.  But that’s a familiar feeling to any parent of a child on the spectrum.


It’s one of those times to stick to what has always worked.  Choose one section, work on that slowly and steady until it’s more or less done. Give yourself a hearty pat on the back. Then start on another section.


The good news is that our kids generally don’t forget things once they are learned and can be regularly practised. And there’s no problem practising things like hanging out washing, going to the shops and catching buses as they’re daily events.

Seana S.