Podcast 12: Autism and Rigid Routines

You know that feeling when your routine gets disrupted? Usually it’s not a good one. That is also the case for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). When there are changes to their routines, these kids can become very rigid and non-flexible in dealing with them. But don’t worry; we’ve got some strategies right here so you won’t have to go through this alone!

Planning & Preparing for Excursions

This blog post gives tips for planning out of the ordinary excursions to help your child be successful.

Using Video to Create Social Stories

This blog describes how to use video to create social stories.

Barclay Flies in an Airplane

The social story about flying in an airplane I made to help my son prepare for an upcoming trip.

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Amy Nielsen

Amy Nielsen is a former children's librarian of nearly twenty years. She now spends most of her time obsessively pounding on a keyboard. She is the author of It Takes a Village: How to Build a Support System for Your Exceptional Needs Family, Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her upcoming YA Worth it debuts in May of 2024. She is also a freelance writer for The Autism Helper. When she's not writing, she and her family are most likely crusing the waters of Tampa Bay.