The holidays can be overwhelming for an autistic child. Every kid is different, so some tips and techniques might not work for you. You know your child best, but I like to share my knowledge with others.
- Try to take time out from everyone
- Meltdowns might happen
- Communicate with others
- Allow lights to be dimmed
- Make plans ahead of time with a visual planner
- Keep up with rewards
- Plan an escape
- Allow time blocks
- Have routines in line
- Allow the sounds to be low
- Take turns in rooms or circles in moderation
It is important to keep things as consistent as possible during the holidays, but also to have fun. I know that whenever we have holidays and celebrations it can cause increased stimming and hyperness. These are great ways to help you through the holiday madness with an autistic child.
You know your child best, and know what will work for them. It is also wise to express concerns and boundaries with your friends and family.
Meet Susie Liberatore
As an Art Director with over 10 years of experience in the agency and corporate world, I saw global and local clients missing out on so many opportunities to get leads because of inconsistent branding. My goal is to help them generate new clients with my strategic processes. I help businesses NOT waste time or money and provide the highest quality design and service. As a single mom to an autistic child, I know how valuable time and money are.