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How COVID-19 is Making Daily Life Challenging for Those with Autism

April 30, 2020

Like most parents, Megan Hufton has been sheltering-in-place with her two young sons, AJ, 10, and Asher, 8, as the current COVID-19 outbreak sweeps through the nation and world. Both of her sons have autism are non-verbal. During the lockdown, she’s been making sure they pivot between Zoom video lessons from their school and 8 to 10 video therapy sessions a week. Of course, it’s been hard for their family. For Hufton, a single mom who lives with her sons in a town just outside Madison, Wisconsin, the life changes brought about by COVID-19 were unexpected and immediate. Both boys attend a special education school with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy services. Her sons also visit an outpatient therapy clinic for speech therapy, occupational therapy, and eating therapy. Read More