Learning to preform activities of daily living, like dressing, self-feeding, and toileting, is crucial to a person’s independence and their ability to take part in the larger world. Mastering such tasks can be espceially challenging for those on the autism spectrum. Routine can be a powerful force in helping children deal with the depression, anxiety, and uncertainty that ordinarily confronts them in daily life. It’s well understood that kids and adults with ASD turn to routine, sameness, and even semmingly obsessive repetitive behaviors, as a way to comfort themselves and bring calm and self regulation to an otherwise anxious mind. My Daily Routine is the first short story in a series about the life of Alex... a young boy who is going through life with ausism the best that he can.