8. Becoming Upset at Changes in Routine
Routines and rituals are important to children and teens with Asperger’s Syndrome, who dislike change. This implies they may require assistance in adjusting to changes in their regular routines.
Leaving the house, having company, and traveling somewhere new, such as the dentist, are all examples of common shifts or new circumstances.
shifting attention between toys, activities, or tasks, or switching from preferred to less preferred activities; doing things in a different order – for example, bathing at an unusual time ; trying new foods or clothes ; changing teachers or scheduled activities at school ; not being able to finish activities ; canceling activities – for example, not going to the park because of bad weather.