…home for the holidays!?
Yes! That’s right!
Moving during the holidays!
We’ve done it. You may have done it. We all know someone or heard or someone doing this very thing…
MOVING during the season to be thankful and jolly!
We all know that relocating can be fun, complicated, exciting, stressful and anticipatory.
But, are we considering how this change in routine, seemingly impromptu adjustments are viewed by a person functioning on the Autism Spectrum?
Here is our tip we shared with one of our Facebook friends who inquired about moving(relocating) strategies for families with a child on the Autism Spectrum:
“Try to set up impromptu visits to the area. Show pictures, environmental sound recordings. Discuss where we are going and what we can do in our new area. Computers are excellent to facilitate this effort. When possible, Keep them involved in the moving process at all stages. October 31 at 11:50pm Kbj Cosse’ “
What suggestions do you have to offer?
What problems have you (or someone you know) experienced?
What strategies did you use to resolve moving issues?
Points to Ponder
Did you explain the moving process ‘uniquely different’ to your atypical child than to your neuro-typical child?
Did you realize that your kids all had the same concerns?
If your children experienced the same concerns, questions or reservations, did you have to use different methods to comfort, explain or encourage the one with Autism?