Back to School Tips
The new school year has started, bringing new beginnings and excitement into your child’s life! Daily schedules, routines, and expectations have changed. Also, your child is meeting new people, has a new classroom and a new teacher! For children with autism spectrum disorder, going back to school can be overwhelming and stressful. To help, we have gathered a list of helpful back to school tips that can be implemented now and for school years yet to come.
How to best support your child:
- Stay involved and up to date on your child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
- Meet with your child’s teacher to discuss any triggers your child may have and the best methods to handle these triggers in the classroom
- Be sure to familiarize your child with their school by providing them with a map or tour to help them locate the nurse’s office, bathroom, cafeteria, classrooms, etc.
- Make sure your child’s clothing is comfortable and will allow them to remain comfortable throughout the duration of the school day
- Try keep your child’s routine during holidays and breaks close to that of the school year so your child is mentally and physically prepared for school
- Explain your child’s daily routine and use visuals if necessary so your child knows exactly what to expect each day
- Always expect the unexpected!
How Our Autism Treatment Center Can Help:
There will be many big moments like this in your child’s life. You can’t be prepared for everything, but you can prepare for different milestones. Different situations are going to cause different questions to arise. The SEED Center helps you and your child prepare for many of life’s curveballs. With various programs and a caring staff, we are dedicated to seeing your child grow and thrive in their everyday lives. Please give us a call or browse our site for more information and useful resources!