Autism Corner: 38 Tips for a Meltdown Free Holiday
[Source: National Autism Resources]
The holidays are a fun time to visit with friends and family. Special decorations and traditions make it a festive time for everyone. Unfortunately, the holidays can also present challenges for individuals on the autism spectrum especially this year when you throw in the challenges of Covid19. However, with a little preparation, you can create a supportive environment that everyone will enjoy.
Remember Change is Hard – Most individuals on the spectrum enjoy routines. This year all of us have experienced extra stress due to the changes in our routines. Although it can be challenging, if possible, try to maintain your usual routine during the holiday season. Maintaining consistent mealtimes and bedtimes can alleviate stress and be very comforting.
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