Sunday, December 9, 2012

Stress-Free Holiday Tips and Toy Recommendations for Families ofChildren with Autism

Many families will soon experience an increased level of holiday-related anxiety stemming from more than just the usual demands of shopping, cooking, and decorating. The holidays can be stressful for any family, but particularly so for families living with autism. There are unfamiliar social situations, changes in routine and unstructured time off from school, all of which can be stressful and over-stimulating for a child on the autism spectrum. However, there are practical strategies parents can use to lessen children’s anxiety and increase everyone’s enjoyment of the holidays.

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