April is World Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month
Behavior IS communication
All behavior is a form of communication and all behavior serves a purpose. This means that sometimes when people don’t have an effective way to express their needs, they may use behaviors to get what they want or need. Observe patterns and changes of a person to determine what it is they may be trying to communicate.
Especially in light of COVID-19, there may be a shift in people’s mannerisms or increase in repetitive behaviors that may indicate the person is experiencing heightened anxiety. A sudden stop of activities they typically enjoyed at home may indicate signs of sadness or depression.
Listen to their behaviors!
Help manage these changes for someone who thrives on routines and schedules by utilizing social stories or a visual schedule. For more information, check out
Posted April 1, 2020 12:02