For Kids On The Spectrum, Time Change Brings Angst

"CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Before third-grader Shellten Brown arrives at school, teachers at Viola Gibson Elementary already have planned every minute of his day — from his morning routine to reading lessons to when he can go to the restroom.

Sticking to a predictable schedule is a comfort for Shellten and many other children on the autism spectrum.

The switch to daylight saving time — which began Sunday — can throw off that schedule, educators and pediatricians say."


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