The festive season, filled with fireworks and holiday gatherings, can be both exciting and challenging for families with members on the autism spectrum or those with sensory processing disorder (SPD). The loud noises, bright lights, and social interactions can sometimes be overwhelming. Here are some helpful tips to make these celebrations more enjoyable and less stressful for everyone.
Traveling and vacationing with a family member who has autism can present unique challenges, but with the right planning and resources, it can also be an incredibly rewarding experience. Many airlines, resorts, and theme parks are becoming increasingly autism-friendly, offering specialized services and accommodations to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trip for everyone. In this blog post, we've compiled a list of three airlines, three resorts/hotels, and three theme parks that...
These recipes ensure that everyone can enjoy a delicious and inclusive Christmas meal, regardless of dietary restrictions. The sensory-friendly tips will help create an environment where your loved one can fully participate in the holiday festivities.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we understand the challenges and excitement that come with preparing an autism-friendly feast on short notice. Here are some last-minute tips to ensure a memorable and sensory-sensitive celebration:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as the name suggests, manifests in various ways across different individuals. The unique needs and challenges associated with autism can make routine transitions, such as moving from the school year to summer vacation, significantly demanding for children with autism and their families. This post explores the specific difficulties experienced by these children and offers potential strategies for parents and caregivers...
It’s the time of year where families start solidifying plans to gather with relatives and family friends for the holidays. While there’s plenty to enjoy about this season, it also certainly comes with its fair share of stress. In particular, holiday family gatherings can cause extra anxiety for kids who have to cope with unfamiliar situations, crowded rooms, and a break from their structured routine.