Managing lockdown with autistic/ADHD kids indoors

Happy in School

Managing lockdown during a pandemic might be one of the most difficult things you ever need to do with your autistic or ADHD child.

How do you play when your friends aren’t here?

The key consideration when engaging children with additional needs, is to ensure their comfort and well-being, during play time. Lockdown is already a cause of anxiety for many kids with autism or ADHD.

All children have great capacity for play; many will derive pleasure and intellectual stimulation from any increased engagement from their parent.  Functional education supports children’s learning in a more organic way, leaving rigid structure of classrooms and textbooks behind! It’s about teaching and learning in a spontaneous way, using the environment as the key stimulus for learning.  Autistic and ADHD kids thrive in low stress environments that are less constraining than the classroom.

Crazy imaginative play never fails to delight

Imaginative play such as…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is Feel free to contact me.


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