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How COVID-19 Is Making Daily Life Challenging for Those with Autism

  • Stay-at-home orders can be particularly challenging for people living with autism.
  • Right now, autistic individuals could be facing emotional distress at the changes brought forth by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • While sheltering-in-place, they may be finding it harder to do daily tasks and facing more stress than normal because the daily routine they rely on has been disrupted.

While sheltering in place, autistic people may be finding it harder to do daily tasks and be facing more stress than normal because the daily routine they rely on has been disrupted.

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Zoe Gross, director of operations at Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), a nonprofit advocacy organization run by and for autistic individuals, said that a lot of autistic people right now could be facing emotional distress at the changes brought forth by the outbreak.

Source: How COVID-19 Is Making Daily Life Challenging for Those with Autism


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