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Why Social Skills Development is Vital for Autistic Children’s Kindergarten Success

The start of Kindergarten is an exciting and crucial time for every child, but it can be especially anxiety-provoking and demanding for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For these children in particular, specialized preparation during early childhood to build effective social skills is critical so that they can make the most of the academic opportunities offered. Developing healthy social communication through education, practice, play-based activities, and parent involvement will help lay a strong foundation allowing your autistic child to cover more ground socially while feeling supported both at home and in school.