Like all of us, children and teens are hopeful and pleased that the situation appears to be improving. However, the next phase of the pandemic comes with its own fears and anxieties. Some characteristics of autism may make these fears even more intense for kids on the spectrum.
There are so many changes and so much uncertainty; all I can think of is how hard this must be for my students with autism and their families. Our friends on the spectrum thrive when there is a set structure and routine and they know what’s next, and, frankly, all of that has been stripped away.