All of us feel the pressure and anxiety of new isolation rules during the pandemic, but this is a particularly challenging time for families with children that have special needs. One helpful tip? Families can help create a calm environment and model a sense of normalcy.
“There’s a big difference between social distancing and social isolation. Teens are particularly susceptible to staying in their home all day when home, not communicating, and staying plugged into their devices. Now is not the time to allow that to happen.”– John McGeehan, LCSW, CADC