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Why is it a good idea to take your child with autism spectrum disorder along for everyday activities?

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If your child’s behavior is unpredictable, you may feel like it’s easier not to expose them to certain situations. But when you take them on everyday errands like grocery shopping or a post office run, it may help them get them used to the world around them.

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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