LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the school year begins, bestselling autism author and parent Monica Holloway encourages families to begin preparing children for the start of a new school year because transitioning to a new school can be anxious times for children with autism.
Says Holloway, "Abrupt schedule changes can be difficult for kids on the spectrum but a few easy activities can help to ease the transition for our kids."
According to HealthCentral, starting early in transitioning your child to a new routine can make all the difference in easing apprehensions. Holloway suggests these tips on transitioning into a new school year for your child with autism:
Prepare your child and your family well in advance to make the transition into a new school year a smooth one. Autism Speaks offers a transition toolkit at: http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/transition-tool-kit. By starting early, you will help to ease anxieties and lessen apprehensions, helping your child to have a smooth transition.
ABOUT MONICA HOLLOWAY: Monica Holloway is the bestselling author of Cowboy & Wills, a Mother's Choice Award's Gold recipient, and the critically-acclaimed author of the memoir Driving With Dead People, described by Newsweek as "unforgettable," Glamour christened "a classic," and the Washington Post deemed "irresistible." Holloway lives with her son and husband in Los Angeles. http://www.monicaholloway.com/ https://www.facebook.com/cowboyandwills
ABOUT COWBOY AND WILLS: Cowboy & Wills, published by Simon & Schuster, tells the story of the golden retriever puppy that changed Monica Holloway's disabled son's life by becoming his first friend and coaxing him out into the world. http://www.cowboyandwills.com https://www.facebook.com/cowboyandwills
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