I was wondering how you all handle the holidays with your child on the #Autism spectrum? Right now, in the US, we are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving.
I’m not entirely sure how tomorrow is going to go. I know that my boys are already on overload and probably don’t need anymore stimulus.
However, being with family will be a pleasant distraction for them and us.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much we can do about the environment because we have no control over that.
Having said that, in my family, if they say we are eating at 2pm, plan to eat around 4pm instead. In order to limit the anxiety and stress from anticipation, we arrive fashionably late.
We will bring something to occupy the boys if they need to get away.
Often times, I will sit in a quiet room with one or both of the youngest as they are very easily overwhelmed.
Christmas is a whole other story for another post.
Anyways, I thought we could share some experience with managing the the holidays with an #Autistic child. Do you have any tips or tricks?