Keep the Happy in your Holidays

image of ornaments and message to keep the happy in your holidays
Contributed by Tracy Gale, PsyD, HSPP

The hustle and bustle of the holiday┬áseason can be challenging – this is often especially true for families with children with special needs or autism.

Here are some tips for helping your family keep the happy in the holidays.

  • Create a plan. Have a schedule and things planned out to reduce surprises. Also, have a Plan B in case things change.
  • Ask for help. Friends and family may not know what to do that would be helpful, so do not hesitate to tell them what you need.
  • Remember to schedule some down time for you and your child.
  • Wrap toys that are already assembled and ready to play with to reduce frustration and waiting.
  • Consider wrapping familiar toys. It will give extra practice, and the familiar toys are already something your child knows how to use.

Season’s Best from Easterseals Crossroads!

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