The online version of a psychology journal has advice on how to deal with an autistic child during a divorce. The writer, a developmental psychologist, advises parents to keep as much of the child’s life unchanged as possible. She recommends staying in the same area and keeping the same school. The families should still be available for the child. One parent should be with the child. The piece has four separate links for further reference and help.
- Staying in the same neighborhood makes this change easier as they are still familiar with surroundings.
- Try to keep your child in the same school. New schools are hard and can set back education.
- Be as consistent as possible. Children with Autism need consistence.
“At least one parent should be present and available as much as possible. During a divorce, kids need more than ever to have safe, easy, one-on-one time with their parents.”