One of the big things I’ve learned over the years is that things are not always going to go as planned, especially with four Autistic people living under one roof.
We often find ourselves living minute to minute because there’s simply so many variables in play that there’s literally no way to plan for anything.
As a family, we’ve all had to learn to adapt and change when needed because sometimes that’s necessary for survival. It’s really important that we don’t allow sudden change to throw us too far off course.
Some of us deal with change and unpredictability better than others but we all help each other when needed and we continue to move forward as a family.
For those who are unaware, people with Autism tend to not do well with change. They need predictability, routine and consistency. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always allow for that and I work very hard to help my Autistic loved ones learn to better adapt to change, especially when it’s unexpected.
Being able to adapt to our environment is something that’s universally important to all living things and human beings are no exception. ☺