Social Interactions and Outings

Social Interactions and Outings helps your child explore the outside world.

Some tips to consider when going out.

  • Take your child anywhere you go and see how he/she handles it. It is important to expose the child to the outside world, it gives the child the opportunity to experience life.
  • Take the child to the park, the grocery store, the post office, to run errands, the pet store, simply anywhere you go
  • Always bring a preferred toy, a lovey, or a preferred activity with you so you can use it if your child gets overstimulated by a situation.
  • Sign child up for gym class, ballet, soccer, tball, swim lessons, any kind of team sport.Contact the instructor/teacher and talk to them about your situation. Explain what is going on and let them know the child’s needs; most places are very good at dealing with children with autism and enjoy having them in their classes.
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Autism Support Now is a Parent advisory blog and media site presented by "Ella's Hope for Autism" a 501c3 public charity in Missouri. This site is built for parents dealing with Autism . . . by parents dealing with Autism. Hope and Sam McPheeters (founders of Ella's Hope) have two children on the spectrum, and strive to provide continued advice for other parents, who are dealing with the same issues..