#Autism and the 4th of July holiday

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While this is more directed at the people in the USA,  I think it would also apply to just about everyone at some point throughout the year.

With the 4th of July holiday just 2 days away,  how do you and your family handle all the fireworks and loud noises? Do your kids enjoy the fireworks display? Does the bright lights and loud noises bother them?

This can apply to those who don’t celebrate the 4th of July as well.  Most people around the globe,  regardless of where you live,  have the opportunity to view and experience a fireworks display.  So please feel free to share your input and experience as well.

Also,  if any of you out there are living with #Autism yourself,  I would love your insight in how to help my kids to better enjoy or at least cope with this noisy holiday.  🙂

**Thanks for reading**

       -Lost and Tired

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We watch the fireworks on TV. Since we are in a new home, in a new state, I don't know what the neighborhood will be like, but I can only hope that noone shoots them off near me. Morgan is terrified of loud noises, including but not limited to automatic flushing toliets, fireworks, cash registers ringing out.  We use noise cancellation headphones at home and that helps some.


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Canada Day was yesterday and we didn't go to the fireworks.  DS's never seen/heard fireworks – we don't let him stay up that late.  He wouldn't have the patience to wait for them to start, there would be too many people around and I scream/jump at how loud they are, so I'm sure he wouldn't be a fan (although, he does have headphones that would help).
One year, we'll stay up late enough to take him (its a 45 min to 1 hr drive).


My older son has an extreme sensitivity to bright light, so he wears sunglasses – on a November night – for Guy Fawkes.My younger son is extremely sound sensitive and so wears earplugs or ear defenders. But, he still has to wrap himself round me for a tight hug as the loudest fireworks make his chest hurt(?!) and the pressure of pressing his chest against me seems to help him.If they are feeling unable to watch for any reason, I just close the curtains, put the lights on and play some music/put on a favourite DVD and play a game together.