7 Executive Functioning Challenges for People With Autism

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    April 6, 2023 7:27 AM PDT
    I have autistic adult friends and I just adore them. Autism is very misunderstood. Note, I did not use the words condition or disability because I vehemently believe a named diagnosis does not define the person, it's merely a part of them. Family and true friends will also not see autism, they will only see that is how their family or friend is made. Parents home school for a variety of reasons. I thought I'd share this link as a good resource in case there's some advice that may be helpful in your home school journey. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/women-autism-spectrum-disorder/202108/7-executive-functioning-challenges-people-autism

    Key points

      • Executive functioning is necessary for planning, decision-making, impulse control, and emotional regulation.
      • People with autism often have problems with executive functioning.
      • This can cause problems with communication, follow through, planning, self-care, and rigid thinking.