Tips Categorized as Holidays
Holidays can be challenging for children with autism AND family members when normal schedules and routines are disrupted. Being prepared with holiday activities that will keep them stay focused and engaged can be a big help! Here is a list of some fun activities and apps: Google Santa Tracker is … Read More »
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 »
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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 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 »
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 »