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Mental Health Tips for Parents of Preschool Kids With Autism

By Sheryl Frishman, JD, LMSW

Clinical Supervisor & Director of Parent and Community Outreach, ACDS Westchester

We are in unprecedented times. In addition to all of the daily worries and struggles, as parents of young children with Autism, the difficulties added with the coronavirus, being stuck at home, all the uncertainty, our children’s behavior, virtual learning, and basically just trying to keep our household in order can be extremely anxiety-provoking. Feeling anxious, sad, alone and even helpless are normal feelings during this difficult time. This is not easy.

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