Stress and Social Anxiety are common challenges experienced by people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is important to understand why it is difficult. For example, the desire for sameness gets disrupted for a person with ASD during the holidays. They may have difficulty changing routines, clothes, food, caregivers and other parts of their environment. If we can take perspective on the things that are challenging for a child with ASD, we may be better able to change our behaviors or prepare ahead of time to make it a more enjoyable experience.
The sensory changes
The disruption of routines
An increase in social expectations and potentially social anxiety
On behalf of the whole Frazier Behavioral Health team, happy holidays to everyone!
Frazier Behavioral Health is dedicated to delivering evidence-based, individualized therapy for children and adults with behavioral, social, communication, and sensory issues. Our mission is to assist these individuals in becoming their best selves and create enhanced outcomes at home, at school and in the community.
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