Preparing Your Child for the Holidays | Organization for Autism Research

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Winter holidays should be a time of celebration and joy for everyone. However, the holiday season brings hidden stresses for many autistic people. Changes in routines, sensory overload, and increased social demands are just a few of the challenges facing autistic children, teens, and adults during this time of year. Fortunately, many of these challenges can be avoided or mitigated. With preparation and understanding, you can foster joy and peace for your whole family.

The articles linked below are written for parents of autistic children. They provide explanations for what your child may be experiencing and offer advice about how to support your child during the holiday season. Writing from personal and/or professional experience, these authors share what they have learned in the hopes that you, your autistic child, and your entire family will enjoy the season.

OAR wishes you happy holidays and all the best in 2022.

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