Help your child enjoy the holidays with these six tips.
Turkey. Stuffing. Cranberry sauce. Family time and football. Everyone should be able to enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday.
Thanksgiving is meant to be a time of gathering with family, sharing what you are thankful for with others, and enjoying time away from everyday life. For families of children with disabilities and communication difficulties, it can be especially tricky to get to those moments of togetherness and thanksgiving with extended family.
On a normal Thanksgiving day, it can be stressful for anyone trying to figure out what food to make, get everyone loaded into the car, traveling, cleaning, etc. This can disrupt the need for structure children with autism need, which can then add on to the overall stress the holiday season brings.
Lisa Lightner of the website adayinourshoes.com has come up with six tips to help a child with autism adjust to any Thanksgiving schedule.