FAMILY & PARENTING

Kids With Autism Depend On Routines. ‘The Miracle Project’ Aims To Help Amid Health Scare

by Karen Belz
Karen Belz has written for sites such as Bustle, HelloGiggles, Romper, and So Yummy. She's the mom of a sassy toddler and drinks an alarming amount of Sugar-Free Red Bull in order to keep up with her.

Without a doubt, what’s happening in the world right now is affecting all of us in different ways. Many of us missed out on proms and graduations.

Others had to cancel trips to see their family members. It’s a scary time of adaptation, and it’s tough to predict when the fear will be gone. However, it’s been incredibly tough for those on the spectrum.

People with autism really depend on their schedules and routines. Elaine Hall, who’s the founder of The Miracle Project, was able to chat with CBS about what those changes really look like. Elaine said that these changes may be tough, but she stressed that it’s important to talk and listen to each child on the spectrum.

They may be looking for ways to express themselves and their feelings. It’s our job to try to make things a little easier for them.

From there, it’ll be a little easier for them to form new routines based on this new normal. “Things may not be exactly as they were in many ways,” Elaine explained. “Parents need to acknowledge that for their child.” By having outlets for expression, that change will be a little easier for parents and caregivers.

The Miracle Project is also helping to make things easier. As an organization, it’s offering virtual classes to help those with autism strengthen their social skills and have fun.

Watch all of Elaine’s interview to learn how you can help those with autism handle the changes ahead.

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