Autism and Holidays

‘Tis The Season of Meltdowns, Anxiety, and Falalalala

Season of Meltdowns

Our advent calendar is not made of chocolates. Honestly, it’s more of a series of obsessions and the season of meltdowns until the big days arrive. Days because we have a birthday right before Christmas. The joy! Or rather the stress, OCD, and sensory processing nightmares have begun. Bring it December, I’ve got you. Day 1: Out came the tree, non-breakable ornaments, candy canes and …

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Thanksgiving Can Suck With SPD

Thanksgiving SPD

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a GRATEFUL person ALL year and while I respect the Thanksgiving holiday and traditions, I dread the upcoming event like a gynecology appointment. It may be good for me, but it’s awkward and uncomfortable. While individuals with SPD have extremely different aversions, I’ll list mine below. Some seekers may crave all of the things I detest. We are all that …

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Autism and Halloween

Autism and Halloween

My son has always loved Halloween, which is odd because he has super high anxiety in addition to being on the autism spectrum, but it’s a holiday that we embrace every year, regardless of the hurdles (listed below). As always, each individual with autism is incredibly unique, so please take into consideration their abilities when planning this year’s Halloween festivities. Thank you for checking out …

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July 4th and Sensory Overload and How to Avoid it!

July 4th Autism

July 4th is an exciting day to celebrate in the United States, but how can we make this a successful day for our loved ones with autism and our sensory sensitive family members?  Here are a few tips we’ve picked up over the years having lived through some awesome and some terrible Independence Day Events.  The key is to be preventative, but we understand that’s …

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How to Prep Your ASD Kiddo For April Fools

April Fools Autism

Autism and April Fools April Fools can be confusing, to say the least, for children on the autism spectrum.  My son used to think that April fools meant opposites day, where you say something is hot if it’s cold, or say something is great, when it’s awful. At least he sort of got that concept, except April Fools is not really opposites, is it?  It’s …

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Valentines Day Sensory Tips

Autism Blog Sandpaper Kisses

Unwanted Hugs & Sandpaper Kisses For many individuals on the autism spectrum and/or special needs children, Valentine’s Day can be sweet and fun – or it can be a sensory disaster.  Here are some tips to make this holiday great for all Sensory Types. Stick to your child’s diet While it’s tempting to give in to sugary treats, keep your child’s brain and gut working …

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