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Sunday, August 27, 2017

In Light of the Texas Disaster

In The Politics of Autism, I discuss the day-to-day challenges facing autistic people and their families.  Those challenges get far more intense during disasters such as the current floods in Texas.

After natural disasters, children are likely very frightened and may need help better understanding what happened.
Individuals with ASD tend to be inquisitive, seeking to learn more about topics they are interested in. They may start talking a lot about floods, other natural disasters, death and tragedy. Below are some suggestions to help in processing information for children on the spectrum: