For most people, your home is where you go to relax and get away from all your worries and stresses. However, for parents raising an autistic child, the home can contain so many dangers that parents find themselves stressing about ways to keep their child safe.
All new parents go through some level of childproofing in their home, but with autistic children that basic level of childproofing is not enough.
We all venture out into the community every day, whether it’s for school or work, to play in the park, go shopping, or just out visiting friends and family.
These are normal activities for parents with typically developing children and are activities that those parents wouldn’t think twice about doing. But for a parent with an autistic child, any one of these activities can be difficult and stressful.
The biggest concern for parents with an autistic child attending school is Safety Safety Safety. Most children and even parents experience some level of separation anxiety when their child goes to school for the first time. I included “parents,” because it’s usually harder on a parent than a child; the anxiety is really bittersweet emotions, because you are happy they are going to school to make friends and learn, but you are sad because you realize that they are growing up and you will miss them.
Download and print these forms and activity sheets that will support you and your child!