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S01E07: Navigating the Week Like an Autism Family

S01E07: Navigating the Week Like an Autism Family

Our autism family weekly routine

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Show Notes

I'm your host, Cheniece Patrick. Today, I'm excited to give you a glimpse into our world by sharing the weekly routine of our family, which includes two amazing toddlers on the autism spectrum. Life can be a bit unpredictable, but routines are our anchors, helping us navigate the unique challenges and joys that come with parenting autistic children."

Segment 1: Monday - A Fresh Start

"Monday mornings kick off our week. It's a fresh start, and we begin with a visual schedule that helps our toddlers understand the daily activities. From breakfast to playtime, we introduce each transition with a consistent routine, providing a sense of predictability."

Segment 2: Tuesday - Therapy Tuesdays

"Tuesday is what we call 'Therapy Tuesdays.' Both our toddlers have therapy sessions, and this day is dedicated to their growth and development. Whether it's speech therapy, occupational therapy, or ABA sessions, these interventions play a crucial role in their progress."

Segment 3: Wednesday - Midweek Relaxation

"As we hit the middle of the week, we focus on relaxation. Sensory activities like painting or sensory bins help our children unwind. It's a chance for them to explore and express themselves in a calming environment."

Segment 4: Thursday - Community Connection

"Thursdays are all about community. We engage with local support groups or online communities, sharing experiences and learning from others. Connection is vital for us, and it's a day we look forward to."

Segment 5: Friday - Family Fun Night

"As we approach the weekend, Friday nights are reserved for family fun. Whether it's a movie night, a dance party, or a special dinner, we celebrate the week's achievements together."

Segment 6: Saturday - Outdoor Adventures

"Saturday is our day for outdoor adventures. Nature walks, park visits, or a trip to the zoo—these activities provide sensory stimulation and create lasting memories."

Segment 7: Sunday - Rest and Recharge

"As the week concludes, Sundays are dedicated to rest and recharge. It's crucial for everyone in the family, including us parents. We might enjoy a quiet day at home or a simple outing, gearing up for the week ahead."

"So, that's a glimpse into our family's weekly routine. Every day is a new opportunity for growth, learning, and love. I hope sharing our experiences gives you insights into the beauty of routines in the life of an autism family.

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