Tips Categorized as Holidays

Finding the Right Toys for Kids with Autism

      

Easter Tips

  Go Beyond the Chocolate For Easter baskets think about replacing candy with other items or having a mix of candy and non-candy items like stickers, balloons, squish balls, blueberries, organic fruit snacks, or money! Practice Ahead of Time If you are going to participate in any traditional activities like … Read More »

Finding the right Toys for Kids with Autism

A great video form CBS New York

Holiday Gift Resources for Special Kids

AblePlay  – toy rating system for children of all abilities https://www.lekotek.org/images/stories/files/pdf/ableplay_toyguide_FINAL_web.pdf   eSpecial Needs Toys https://www.especialneeds.com/shop/special-needs-toys.html    Discovery Toys – special needs toy guide http://www.discoverytoys.net/autism-toy-guide/    SpecialNeedsGifts.com – a guide to selecting the right gift http://specialneedsgifts.com/     You can also specifically search for autism  suggestions on this site. 

Gift Giving Tips and Gift Suggestions

Gift Giving Tips Shop by catalog or online with children so they can help to select and anticipate what gifts they will receive. Consider giving gifts one at a time, before and after the holiday, when there is less noise, fewer distractions and more time for the child to focus … Read More »

Best Holiday Suggestions

Think Ahead and Establish New Traditions Plan how you can meet your family’s needs and set realistic expectations. Forgive yourself if the holiday is not “perfect,” and traditional.  Modify celebrations to accommodate to your family’s needs. You may have to adapt your home, menu, schedule and family traditions in order to make … Read More »

Dr. Erica Holding’s Guide for Happy Holidays

  Dr. Erica R. Holding has a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Holding provides early diagnosis and ABA therapy for children, parent training and family support. This article is based on her many years of working with families … Read More »