The importance of preparing for feelings

Posted by: alisrowe, January 19, 2022

Autistic people often feel anxious about things that are spontaneous or vague. Having plenty of information in advance of or at least during a situation, can significantly minimise an autistic person’s anxiety. The information allows an autistic person to plan and prepare for what the situation might entail.

It is usually helpful for an autistic person to obtain this type of information:

  • What is going to happen in the situation
  • Why the situation is happening
  • Where the situation is going to take place
  • When the situation is going to take place
  • When the situation is going to end
  • Who else is going to be a part of the situation
  • How the situation is going to happen

Feelings also need to be planned and prepared for

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