Autism Moment du jour ~
Routines are important for folks. Neurotypical or not, people like to have an order to things. For those on the Autism Spectrum, these routines are security and stability. They can mean the difference between a great day and a lousy one.
David, my older son, has routines that are set in stone. His little brother is much the same. I wake up Medium-Sized Guy at 7:15 (if he hasn’t awakened yet). He makes an appearance whenever he gets around to it, occupying himself until 7:45 with all manner of interests. Computer time, game time, reading his Hobbit graphic novel…he rotates. Breakfast and morning meds at 7:45, make lunch at 8:10, brush teeth and dress at 8:15, sign papers to go back to school at 8:25 and we’re out the door at 8:30.