What you need to know
Emergencies are not predictable and can interrupt the schedule of a child with ASD. This disturbance in routine can often trigger confusion and unexpected behaviors.
Create a seizure plan or protocol if needed.
What you can do
- Create a plan of action should there be an emergency. Introduce the child to this plan ahead of time.
- Encourage the child to ask questions. Try to anticipate anything that might go differently during an emergency
- An emergency kit should include items that the child finds soothing/comforting.
- Make sure seizure drugs go with the child if applicable.