All my family members are autistic, each of us experience various levels of anxiety and self-regulate our emotions differently
Planning appointments in advance gives our family an opportunity to arm ourselves with strategies based on the location, predicted circumstances and the surrounding environment.
My eldest brother uses his phone to distract his escalating thoughts eliminating overthinking and triggers.
My younger brother finds comfort in bringing a toy, which he uses as a conversation starter, reducing anxiety when meeting new people.
I personally find stim dancing calming, the repetitive movement helps me process, re-focus, decompress and self-regulate my anxiety.
This is why I have teamed up with Autistic Organisation @amaze to help spread the word that there are supports available to help autistic families in Victoria access Covid 19 vaccination clinics.
Did you know a Disability Liaison Officer (DLO), can assist people who require additional support through the vaccination process for example booking a Low sensory environment Clinic to find out more click Here
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