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It is natural and perfectly normal to have some worries and anxiety around this current Coronavirus situation. You tell us that above all else you, adults and young people, are struggling with the uncertainties this virus is bringing.

Whilst uncertainty can be difficult for everyone, for some people a feeling of uncertainty can be particularly stressful and upsetting. Difficulties coping with uncertainty are not specific to autism, but research suggests that many autistic people find uncertain situations particularly difficult, and very likely to cause anxiety.

Professors Rodgers, Freeston & Herrema from Newcastle University have prepared some great advice that covers:

The thoughts and feeling uncertainty causes

The behaviours and physical sensations uncertainty causes

Avoiding ‘unhelpful’ strategies

Techniques to help manage the uncertainty

Mindfulness and Relaxation tips


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