Outline of the video

Anxiety is Contagious – Starts at :59

Fear of Uncertainty Causes Anxiety – Starts at 2:50
– Increases autistic behaviours – Starts at 3:09
– May increase sensory sensitivity – Starts at 3:24
– Routines/rituals can reduce anxiety – Starts at 3:34

Other Forms of Anxiety May Increase – Starts at 3:51
– OCD – Starts at 4:13

Panic Attacks – Starts at 4:43

Antidotes to Anxiety – Starts at 7:02

COVID-19 Social Stories and Videos – Starts at 7:11

Autism Medical Factor – Starts at 8:57
– Perceiving low levels of illness/discomfort – Starts at 9:05

Dealing with Change – Starts at 9:50
– Adapting new routines – Starts at 10:08

Stress Management Recommendations – Starts at 11:23
“An Interesting Variation” – Starts at 13:10
Scientists and Autism – Starts at 13:30

You can print out a copy of Dr. Attwood’s notes for this Ask Dr. Tony at www.autismhangout.com

Stay well, folks.

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