How does your child with #Autism handle anticipation?

How does your child with #Autism handle anticipation? For example,  do they stress out while waiting for something to happen, even if it’s something positive they are waiting for?


In my experience,  this happens when my kids are promised something that either never happens or is delayed. 

Anticipation causes a great deal of anxiety in my kids and leads to this like meltdowns, sleepless nights and stress. This is why we never tell them that something is or isn’t going to happen,  until we know for sure.

I’m sure that this may be different for everyone and that’s why I’m posing the question above.

How does your child with #Autism handle anticipation?

This was posted via WordPress for Android, courtesy of Samsung’s Galaxy S III. Please forgive any typos. I do know how to spell but auto-correct hate me.

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Anticipation is really difficult for my daughter, mainly because it is still really hard for her to deal with waiting for it to happen. If she knows exact day something is expected, then it is easier. But if the day is unknown, that is when an anxiety levels go up like that wave!


I pick & choose what I tell my daughter because I like to prepare her for some things but it's a nightmare when it comes to most things. Even if it's something positive or something she's looking forward too, she will have extreme anxiety about whatever it is & ask multiple times a day until the event happens. This not only drives me nuts, but it doesn't help her either. So, if we're going on a trip, I don't tell her until the day before. If we MIGHT get ice cream for dessert, I say nothing & just allow it… Read more »