A person with Autism may find transitions or changes difficult to process.
This means that if the person has to move from one place to another, or needs to adjust to a new experience, it may be very distressing for them.
A change in routine, for instance, such as a last minute doctor’s appointment, or an activity being cancelled can cause the person with Autism to become upset or unable to cope with the change.
Other examples of changes: Other changes such as new clothes, bed covers or a new family car can also be distressing for the person with Autism. Knowing what to expect and having a planned routine is reassuring for the person and can help them to feel safe.