How to handle separation anxiety in children with autism 

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Dealing with separation anxiety in an autistic child requires patience, understanding, and tailored strategies. Here are some tips to help you navigate this challenge

Maintain a predictable daily schedule to provide a sense of stability and security for your child. Consistency helps reduce anxiety by letting them know what to expect each day.

Establish a Consistent Routine

Give clear explanations of where you are going, how long you will be gone, and who will be with them. Visual schedules and social stories can help with this.

Prepare them in advance for any transitions

Favorite toys, blankets, family photos. This can help ease the difficulty of transition.

Leave them with familiar and comforting items

Start with very brief departures and reunions before building up.

Introduce separations  gradually

It takes time for an autistic child to adjust to transitions and separation. Offer support while slowly building their coping skills.

Be patient, responsive  and consistent

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