Transitions for children with ASD can present challenges in areas of social interaction/communication as well as with restrictive and repetitive behaviours. Changes can be particularly difficult for this population of individuals, so it is best to start planning for the transition as early as possible. When preparing for a major school transition, it is a good idea to collaborate with all key stakeholders who will be involved (e.g. school principal, supervising therapist, occupational therapist, instructor therapist, ASD Consultant, teachers, speech language pathologist, etc.). As a team, you can identify the strengths and needs of your child and develop a comprehensive transition plan.
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