As the title suggests, I was wondering during how your kids on the spectrum deal with anxiety. I’m taking Elliott, my 6 year old aspie to the doctors to make sure he doesn’t have an ear infection.
No shots or blood work will be involved but Elliott is having an anxiety attack anyway.
It’s the simple idea of going to the doctor that sets Jim into an panic. I don’t even tell him we’re going until the last minute so he’s doesn’t have a lot of time to worry. If I don’t tell him where we are going than he will have trust issues with me and I certainly don’t want that.
I don’t know how to help him work through this.
I’ve tried talking to him many times, even when we weren’t going to the doctor. I wanted to find out if there is any one thing that makes him nervous.
He never says why, he just doesn’t want to go. Maybe it’s sensory. Maybe it’s the smell or the lighting.
Anyone have any advice or personal experience with this? Any of my autistic adults friends able to shed some light onto this for me. I just want to help my son.
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