Tips & Resources to Help Autism Families Survive the Holidays

All about autism and the holidays. Resources, tips, and social stories to help autistic children and their families survive the holidays.

When it comes to autism and the holidays, I'd love to tell you over and over to keep the holidays low key and simple, but I know that it's not always that straightforward and easy to do.

So whether it's Thanksgiving dinner, opening gifts on Christmas morning, or putting on that Halloween costume, you know that your autistic child might need some extra support to get through it all.

And I'm here to help!

Below you'll find some of the best resources about autism and the holidays to help your child (and you!) survive the holidays.

Autism and the holidays: tips and resources for Halloween, Christmas, and New Year's Eve

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Autism and Halloween Resources & Tips

Halloween is definitely one of those sensory overload holidays so it makes sense to have a whole section dedicated specifically to autism and Halloween.

You'll find tips for making sensory friendly Halloween costumes so that they'll feel comfortable enough to participate. And you'll find some Halloween social stories to help guide them through the whole holiday with confidence.

So if you need autism Halloween tips, then you're in the right spot!

Autism Christmas Tips & Resources

Christmas is even more of a sensory overload type of Holiday. The persistent Christmas music playing everywhere you go. The people ringing bells to collect donations outside department stores. Busy shopping malls. The forced family gatherings. There's just so much going on.

That's why I've compiled a bunch of my best autism Christmas tips and resources into one easy to find spot. You'll find helpful tips and ideas, as well as some Christmas social stories to make the holiday go a bit smoother for you and your child.

Autism & New Year's

Want to ring in the new year with your autistic child? Here are some tips and ideas to help.

Autism Travel Tips

Travelling is a huge part of the holidays so I've included some autism travel tips and resources here as well.

Autism and the holidays: resources to help parents and their autistic children survive the holidays