Adam is on the autism spectrum. He thrives in routine, though his has been upended during the pandemic. He used to see his therapist in person – a grounding experience he could count on each week. The shift to telehealth sessions last spring made it incredibly challenging for Adam to feel connected with his therapist. Together, they found ways to re-establish security and connection by creating new, virtual routines and using lots of visual tools on their video calls. Adam wore the same shirt to each session, and his therapist brought brightly colored images to help talk through the feelings and events of the past week.
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