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What is transition and change?

In our daily life we all experience change, such as changing activities, or going to different places. Another word to describe change is transition. Transition is a word often used by schools and other professionals to talk about changes in routine and the ability to stop one activity and start another.

Some people find change and transitions more challenging than others. Young people on the autism spectrum may feel very overwhelmed by the many changes that occur throughout the day, week, month, term and year.

Update: Our recent 2021 'Return to School' webinar for primary years is now available on this page: click the video to watch.

Transitions may appear more difficult on some days or in some places due to other pressures and expectations. Each young person will cope with transitions and change in a different way. Some transitions will require more detailed planning than others.

Download our information sheet below for more information about transition and change or watch the recording of our webinar.