As the mom of one child with severe autism (age 19) and another with Asperger’s (age 17), I’ve learned a few tips and tricks over the years for surviving the holidays with kiddos who have autism or other sensory issues. So many children (and adults) now days have sensory issues, and it’s not always easy to know how to handle the holidays with everything that comes along with them : visitors, bright lights, new toys, traveling, new foods, and so on. I hope this information is helpful to you! Of course you may have to tweak things here and there so that they work for your specific child and family, but my prayer is that this will help you head in the right direction.
This article was written for a site, called The Busy Mom, that I contribute to. If you’d like to read the whole article for 10 tips on helping your autistic child be able to better handle the Christmas holidays, click here.