Many people on the autism spectrum value routines. When those routines are disrupted by changes like daylight saving time, kids with autism can have difficulty adjusting and may feel disoriented.
There are a number of ways you can help kids manage the time change. By talking about daylight saving time before it takes place, you can help your child or students understand what to expect. Drawing pictures and using short sentences with descriptive words will help a child adjust to her new schedule.
Learn more about helping kids on the spectrum feel oriented to the change.
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