Hi, I’m Jeff Owens, an Autistic person who is trying to make sense of the world and my place in it. I like to help other people …
Autism and Routines
There are many routines that I find myself doing. From wearing the same grey shirt every day to eating the same food. I will listen to the same song on repeat for days at a time.
Diagnostic CriteriaOne of the primary diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as described in the DSM-5 is that the individual shows restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities.
We prefer to have our daily routines so that we know what is going to happen each day.