The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone. Those stresses can be even worse for children with special needs. Here are my tips on how to not just survive, but enjoy the holiday season.
This is the time or the year for social stories and visual schedules. My son Ross can become extremely anxious at new or unfamiliar places so we use these and other similar tools. We also look at pictures of friends and relatives so he remembers they are not new and we look at pictures of holiday locations if they are available. Anything we can do to make events and places seem less unfamiliar we attempt to do.