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How can staying on a schedule help when parenting a child with autism spectrum disorder?

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People on the spectrum like routines. Make sure they get consistent guidance and interaction, so they can practice what they learn from therapy.

This can make learning new skills and behaviors easier, and help them apply their knowledge in different situations. Talk to their teachers and therapists and try to align on a consistent set of techniques and methods of interaction so you can bring what they’re learning home.

SOURCES: 

Autism Society: “Facts and Statistics.”

Working Mother: “Parenting a Child with Autism.”

Autism Speaks: “Assembling Your Team,” “11 Tips for New Autism Parents.”

Pediatrics: “Psychological Functioning and Coping Among Mothers of Children with Autism: A Population-Based Study.”

HelpGuide.org: “Helping Your Child with Autism Thrive.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 11, 2018

SOURCES: 

Autism Society: “Facts and Statistics.”

Working Mother: “Parenting a Child with Autism.”

Autism Speaks: “Assembling Your Team,” “11 Tips for New Autism Parents.”

Pediatrics: “Psychological Functioning and Coping Among Mothers of Children with Autism: A Population-Based Study.”

HelpGuide.org: “Helping Your Child with Autism Thrive.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 11, 2018

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