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Archive for Anxiety & Autism

Benefits of ABA for Children With Autism and Anxiety

Benefits of ABA for Children With Autism and Anxiety

Benefits of ABA for Children With Autism and Anxiety

Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience high levels of anxiety. While some of their thoughts and feelings may be due to biological factors, anxiety can also result from an inability to express wants and needs. Treating anxiety in children with autism requires a multifaceted approach that takes a child’s entire well-being into account. One valuable […]

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Exploring the Link Between Sensory Processing and Anxiety in Autism

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October 5, 2023

Some children with autism may also show signs of a sensory processing disorder (SPD). Depending on the strength of this disorder, it can cause extreme anxiety for children in very normal environments. In fact, school can be one of the most stressful places for children with a sensory processing disorder. Similar to autism, SPDs present […]

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How Social Anxiety Affects Individuals With Autism: Tips for Coping

How Social Anxiety Affects Individuals With Autism: Tips for Coping
January 9, 2024

We understand the challenges social anxiety presents in individuals with autism. These often co-occur and overlap, making coping particularly stressful in certain social settings. What Is Social Anxiety? Social anxiety develops through a seemingly irrational fear of being exposed and embarrassed in social situations. Anxiety manifests in physical reactions like increased heart rate, shortness of […]

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How to Help Children With Autism Cope With Panic Attacks

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September 19, 2023

Every parent wants their child to be healthy and happy, and watching your child struggle with panic attacks is upsetting. Anxiety and panic disorders are common among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with ASD can experience these feelings suddenly and frequently, making daily functioning a challenge. In this guide, we’ll discuss strategies and treatments […]

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Mindfulness Techniques for Reducing Anxiety in Individuals With Autism

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January 30, 2024

Children with autism who live with anxiety may have strong feelings of internal tension. They can feel a strain throughout their bodies, manifesting as stomach aches, a racing heart and muscle tension. Your child may have trouble expressing these feelings, which can cause meltdowns or aggressive behavior. Anxiety-reducing techniques for children with autism include minimizing […]

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Understanding Anxiety in Autism: Causes and Symptoms

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June 13, 2023

Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) also experience anxiety. The presence of anxiety can further complicate common challenges of ASD, interfering with daily functioning, social interactions and overall well-being. Collaborating with health care professionals and educators can help you develop strategies that support your child and help them manage symptoms. Learn more about autism […]

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