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Tips for Getting Your ASD Kiddo to Go to Bed…and STAY in Bed!

Getting a child to go to sleep is always a challenge. This is especially true when they’re on the autism spectrum. And sleep is so important, both for you and your child, so this can be a difficult aspect of parenting.

However, Autism Live gives us some helpful tips that takes advantage of the knowledge we already have about living with a child on the spectrum and putting them into play when it’s bedtime.

Watch and learn about what can make you and your child rest easier. One example involves implementing a routine—making sure they know it’s almost time for bed by establishing rituals. That will help make for a smooth trip to tucking your kid into bed!

Rituals can help a child with ASD prepare for bedtime.

Rituals can help a child with ASD prepare for bedtime.

Check out the video below to learn more helpful bedtime tips!

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A. Stout received a Bachelor of Arts in Writing through Grand Valley State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2015. In addition to being a passionate autism advocate, she is a member of various fandoms, a study abroad alumna, and an animal lover. She dreams of publishing novels and traveling all over the world someday.