Uncertainty in autismland

Lisa's Leben

MOST people with autism function best when they have structure.  They do best in a routine.  Ask almost any autism parent what they dislike about school vacations and you’ll probably hear about how the lack of routine sets their kids “off.”  For many, school vacations have to be planned with military precision so that “down time” is limited, and this makes vacations exhausting for parents!  Parents of folks with autism also do best when their kids have a routine (that works!).  If we find a program or a routine that works for our kid WE DON’T MESS WITH IT!

Well, change is coming for my family and I’m feeling some pretty intense anxiety over it.  The program my daughter has been in for NINE of her twelve years is telling us she’s “outgrowing” it, that she needs a placement that will encourage her academically and socially.  She is in a…

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