Helpful Tips for the Holidays from our Behavior Intervention Team

The holiday season is a joyful time of the year, but it also can be stressful for kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Here are a few tips from our Behavior Intervention Team!

Roleplay and practice social situations – Having dinner with family members, opening presents.

Provide Visual Information – Create a calendar of events, take pictures of relatives and friends you will visit, practice names, and make a list of local activities during downtime.

Accommodate the space – Provide a quiet place for your child to relax. 

Decorate gradually – Slowly introduce change by placing decorations and ornaments over time.

Enjoy It!

You can download a copy of this tip sheet  HERE

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