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moving advice?

I have to move. Does any one have any movers advice? how to help the children cope. I have an autistic 3 year old a 2 year old and a 6 month. my 3 year old will probably have to change schools and im starting college so they will be starting daycare as well as new home and new school. i was hoping they would at least let him stay in the same school till the summester was over but i dont think they are going to let him. Im afraid he will start to digress instead of progressing. any advice at all would be appreciated.

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Asked by iluvmymomasboys at 10:16 PM on Oct. 23, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • You have probably already thought of this, but his familiar things should be available. His usual plate and dish, his usual cup, his usual blanket and pillow and bedding and stuffed animals. The same for the other children, of course. Good luck!

    Answer by Bmat at 10:20 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • I agree with what Bmat said. I have moved from Michigan to South Carolina, SC back to MI for a month (staying with parents that month) and then out to Washington and then from an apartment in WA to a house all in the last year and a half! We always set up our daughter's room FIRST. That way the first night she has her normal room, her bed, toys, everything.

    We always just talk up the move a lot and get her excited about the new place.


    Answer by toriandgrace at 10:38 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • My son is also on the Spectrum & when we moved a few years ago, the one thing we were sure to do was set up my son's room first & set it up exactly like it was in the old house. Yes, he was still very stressed & we had behaviors, but nothing like we would've had if everything was new & strange.

    Also, start a new routine now that will be somewhat similar to what it will be after you move. For ex.: wake up times, snack/lunch times @ school/daycare, dinner time, bed time, etc

    If possible, take the 3 y/o to tour the school b/f he has to attend & if you can, take some pictures of the ppl he'll see while there, as well as ones of the front of the building/door, his classroom, the toys, the playground, where he'll eat & the spot where you'll be when you pick him up. Laminate the pics & put them together in a book format, then explain to staff what the book is for so he can keep it w/him or see it when he needs to.


    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 10:49 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • If he understands what a clock is for, you could give him a laminated card w/a pic of you on one side & a pic of a clock set to the time you will be there to pick him up. He can look at the school clock to see when it matches his clock & know he'll be going home soon w/you.

    On moving day, have a cooler packed with favorite foods for dinner & w/snacks & juices for the day. You don't need to deal w/a picky eater tantrum on moving day, kwim? He may tantrum anyway, but at least if he does want to eat, you'll have something he'll eat willingly.

    If you can, take the kids to tour the new place b/f you move in. Again, take pics of the rooms, explain which is which & you can use the pics for before/after pic books for your 1 & 3 y/o to show them this is now home.

    Pack a special box of toys to be opened as soon as you arrive to keep the kids busy. Have LOTS of help & be sure to take time to hug the kids throughout the day. GL!

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 10:54 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • thanx so much these are realy helpful. he and his brother the two year old has gone threw so much lately i just want to make it easier 4 them. i already took them to the daycare for a tour and to meet their teachers.

    Answer by iluvmymomasboys at 11:04 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

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