NOVEL SITUATIONS: A HUGE STRESSOR FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM

A novel situation is a scenario that’s unique and unexpected.  If there’s an event that you either don’t recognize or haven’t anticipated, then boom—you’re right in the middle of a novel situation. So what can be done about it? Seeing as people go through many more novel situations as adults, those who also have autism likely won’t know how to react, especially considering that the way we communicate involves reacting immediately.  That’s why it’s important to learn strategies to lessen the anxiety that we feel when it comes to novel situations. Read this article for tips on how to do just that!

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