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Can Children with Autism Do Chores?

Can kids with autism do chores?

Yes, they can. I know that often as a parent it is easier to do it for them (since you have to stand by them the entire time), but I have found that Nathan is quite capable of doing little things around the house to help out.

Here are some of the things he can do:

  1. Helping me take his sheets and put them in the washer,
  2. Helping unload the dishwasher,
  3. Unloading the Silverware,
  4. Setting the table,
  5. Collecting the trash and taking it out,
  6. Replacing toilet paper in the bathrooms.

The interesting bonus

Nathan actually doesn’t complain about doing chores like my other kids. Part of that is because he isn’t very verbal, and that is okay when it comes to chores.

It is nice to have another pair of helping hands. I am committed to having him help more around the house this summer.

What chores to your children with autism help you with?

 

 

About the author, Tamara

Tamara K. Anderson is a speaker, author, podcaster, and is a professional in HOPE. She has four children who struggle with autism, ADHD, anxiety, visions issues, and all bring her great joy.

4 Comments

  1. Hannah Bartholomew on 07/02/2016 at 11:15 PM

    My spectrum child is the most dependable chore child. He wants the same ones, but here won't start computers until he gets one done. Sometimes it's really nice to have someone maintaining their own chore schedule around the house. 🙂 And he only complains when his preferred core is taken….

  2. Hannah Bartholomew on 07/02/2016 at 11:16 PM

    Sorry for typos. 🙁

  3. Tamara Anderson on 07/09/2016 at 9:10 AM

    Yes, they are quite dependable once they get into the habit of doing chores.

  4. Tamara Anderson on 07/09/2016 at 9:10 AM

    Yes, they are quite dependable once they get into the habit of doing chores.

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