That’s right… Some people just don’t like moving. Now for us at Humboldt, we try to enjoy every journey. And as you might imagine, we are moving families just about every day of the week. Some of our families are veterans to the moving experience and others are moving into their first home. And for many, it’s a journey and new beginnings and that is the way they look at moving into a new home or community.
But for some, moving can be exceptionally challenging. For example, seniors downsizing might have to go through several challenges when moving. Leaving a lifelong home and decades of memories can be extremely stressful. Not to mention having to decide what to bring with them, get rid or donate.
And for many with a disability, moving can be quite a test of nerves and other emotions. Take those on the autism spectrum. For many, change does not come easy. Something as simple as changing a daily routine in the home can cause stress. So think about what an entire move could do to the stress level of those on the autism spectrum as well as the family.
On our website, we have a section called Moving with Autism and it was created with the family members in mind who need to move when they have a loved one who is on the autism spectrum. The programs is broken down into a few sections; before moving day, how to get through the actual move and how to handle the new surroundings after the moving crews leave.
We took our advice from experts in the field of autism as well as family members who had a loved one on the autism spectrum. We gained some valuable advice on how to handle a move, whether across town or across the country.
The resource is free to anyone who desires to learn more about how to make a move much less stressful for those on the autism spectrum and the family. You can find it on our website at http://www.humboldt.com/resources/moving-with-autism/
Take the time to go through the resources and let us know what you think. And if you know someone that could benefit from these valuable tools, please share them.