I think our 17 year old son is going through autistic burnout. He has been saying he wants a break from school for a few months. But he also wavers between taking a break and pushing until the end of year. He was diagnosed earlier this year. School removed all assignments for 6 weeks. But now that assignments have started again, he is handing in blank pages and doesn’t seem able to write any work. He didn’t have this problem before and was able to perform in school. We are trying to address his anxiety with therapy. We are thinking of having him take a complete break from school so he can get better. Any advice to support him during this time? We are encouraging him to maintain some structure, go outside once on a while, take breaks from screens, do some light chores but no major requirements.

Posted by Eve at 2022-03-26 20:16:41 UTC