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autism and the holidays

"Having a child with autism might create unique challenges for participating in holiday celebrations. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying this special time as a family."

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"Does it really matter if Joseph doesn’t want to write a letter to Santa?"

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"If you are desperate for some company during the festive season in particular, people tend to congregate in places that are loud, crowded, unpleasantly lit, and generally speaking, are a perfect recipe for overstimulation and meltdowns."

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"This moment was the best Christmas gift we could have imagined..."

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Child with autism loves Thanksgiving but needs help slowing down on the food & excitement. Strategies from an expert in "Food for Thought"

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A little planning goes a long way: individuals with autism and their families get ready for holiday travel.

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Ethan Hirschberg is a sixteen year old with high functioning autism. He started a blog in March 2017 called The Journey Through Autism where he shares his personal experiences, insight, and advice to individuals on the spectrum, parents, caregivers, educators, and providers.

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This year my son has chosen a costume (based on his newest obsession with the weather) that once again I couldn’t buy in a store...

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