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A boy with autism has an extreme fear of growing up

A boy of 10 years living with autism has an extreme fear of growing up, won't discuss the subject gets angry. Any advice for school and home?

This fear of growing up is very common amongst children with Autistic Spectum Conditions, and particularly so around transition time, be that moving from one class to another or onto a new school. It may be helpful to seek advice from  www.autism.org.uk/helpline

You might also find these suggestions helpful: - Normalise changes and make sure he's well prepared and supported when they do happen. - Don't ask him what he wants to be when he grows up - his concreteness will make him think he has to have "the" answer, maybe ask what interesting jobs has he heard about.

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