Family Life, Special Needs

Temple Grandin’s 7 Tips to Help Kids With ASD Cope

April 6, 2020

We’re all adjusting to the new normal of self-isolation, but adapting could be easier said than done for families of children with autism spectrum disorder.

For National Autism Awareness Month, autism expert and lecturer Temple Grandin spoke to about how parents can help their children manage the change and stress brought on by the new Coronavirus. This is new territory for anyone, so we’ve decided to share Parade’s interview with our readers.

Grandin’s No. 1 tip is to set a schedule: “First, you need to make a new routine. You convey to your children that they are going to get up and get ready for school, just like we always have, even though we are doing it at home.”

Read all of Grandin’s advice at “Temple Grandin Has Some Great Tips to Help Autistic Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Quarantine.”

For advice on self-care, read Point of Burnout: Finding Your Tribe.

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