Covid-19 and Autism. Why colour coded schedules won’t work for us.

Covid-19 and Autism. Why colour coded schedules won’t work for us.

We have seen lots of colour coded children schedules on social media recently for home schooling their children and they may be useful and work for many parents but it’s not something we will be doing in our home.

While we recognise how children, in particular autistic children thrive on routine we are just simply tuning in and meeting our sons emotional needs right now.

We understand it’s a very stressful time and during this time it’s more important to us to ensure our child stays emotionally regulated.

Without emotional regulation, children can’t learn.

There will be a time to resume school work. For now we are just spending extra time just being together as a family rather than setting goals or sticking to a strict routine and that is good enough for us. The less pressure the better during this difficult time.