Does your special needs child have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep? Have you tried everything you can think of at home to help him or her get a good night’s sleep to no avail? If you answered yes, rest assured you are not alone. Studies suggest that up to 80% of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Angelman Syndrome, are reported to have disruptions in sleep
Parents of special needs children in particular may find it challenging to get their kids to go to sleep at night and to stay asleep, however. If you’ve found that your child is struggling to get a good night’s sleep, here are some tips to help you establish a bedtime routine so your child (and you!) can catch some z’s.