It can be very difficult to know exactly how your child is going to react to certain situations. We can prepare them by using social stories, we can try to be ready for all manner of triggers, and we can ‘practice’ at home to try and prepare our children with Autism for these new experiences. The fact of the matter is, many times that just isn’t enough. We can ‘practice’ at home how we are to behave at the dentist’s office, but until you are there with the sights, sounds and smells you really don’t know how it’s going to go.
Thankfully, many dentist’s offices will allow you to bring your child in to view what is going on and see what they may have a hard time with. They then will work toward helping you make the environment easier for your child to handle so that they can get the dental care they need.
Haircuts, eye doctor’s offices, a new school, riding a bus, library, grocery store
All of these places you can go with your child and practice.
And NOW you can practice FLYING!!
This is huge for the Autism community. Flying so difficult since you just can’t ‘explain’ many things adequately and there was no way to practice other then going to the airport and walking around. Great ‘first’ step, but it didn’t help you child to deal with the idea that they were going to need to go through security checks and walk down hallways and sit in seat that just feel different then anything else they have experienced before.
This is the coolest <3
This is going to alleviate so many problems.