The pandemic has thrown us all for a loop. But, if you’re neurodiverse, this new normal may have caused you stress and anxiety. Zoom calls and virtual learning are the new normal when it comes to academics, group meetings, social engagements, and even job interviews! Managing anxiety for in-person requires one set of learned skills but managing anxiety during a virtual meeting can require a completely different approach.
Welcome back to our blog series for autism parents who are sheltering in place with their neurodiverse child or young adult.
As autism experts, we wrote this blog series to highlight the shared struggles that parents are experiencing during the pandemic and to provide support.
I’m glad you returned to read my newest blog in our series: Autism Support During the Pandemic. This blog follows up on our prior blog about how people with autism are more prone to having a compromised immune system, and strategies to boost their immunity.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, there are many ways to strengthen your immune system.…
Welcome back to our blog series: Autism Support During the Pandemic. In my last blog, I wrote about how sheltering in place can actually reduce stress for neurodiverse teens and adults, due to less daily “social overload” or “sensory overload”. However, they may experience stress related to adjusting to online schooling or work, living in a time of uncertainty, and facing a global pandemic.
The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. And, the state of California has been told to shelter in place throughout April during the COVID-19 crisis. So, I have decided to dedicate my April Blog Series to helping people with autism and their loved ones not only survive but thrive while they are home.