When your autistic child has support from you, they can learn to manage new situations, process appropriate emotional responses, and practice self-regulation – even with the changes that come with the holiday season.
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Parent Guide: Helping Our Autistic Children Avoid Holiday Anxiety and Depression
Autistic children particularly struggle with making sense of new surroundings, changes in routine, and changes in the emotions of those around them – holiday season or not so go into the season prepared and ready to equip your child to understand and even embrace change.
Making the Fourth of July Fun for Everyone!
July 4th can be a difficult holiday for anyone with sensory struggles, especially noise sensitivities. The fireworks, the crowds, the noise, the change in routine can all trigger an autistic child, teen or adult and can cause anxiety, stress or meltdowns. But there are ways that you can help your child or loved one minimize their stress!
How does Dynamic Intelligence Help Our Autistic Kids during the Holidays?
The more “normal” and routine life is during the holidays, with fewer unexpected circumstances, the more you can help your child avoid overload that could lead to a meltdown.
Holidays & Autism
You can expect your holidays to have positive outcomes and produce beautiful memories when you are mentally prepared, and especially when you do not put too much pressure on yourself.
Framing through Holiday Activities
Celebrate the Holidays RDI® style with Kat Lee.
Holidays and Anxiety
The holiday season is upon us and although this time of the year is fun and full of magic for many of our families, when you have a child with autism the extra chaos and noise can often become...
Preparing for the Holidays with an Autistic Child
Autistic individuals can struggle with the change in routine that the holidays bring but with some planning ahead of time they can manage it without anxiety!
Surviving the Holidays RDI Style
One parent’s story on how they survive the holidays
Finding Moments of Joy this Holiday Season
RDI reminds us to plan for involving our children in these rituals, and helps us remember…
Staying Regulated Amid Holiday Chaos
The holidays are such a special and enjoyable time of year, but they can also be incredibly stressful!
Holiday Gift Ideas and Activities for You and Your Autistic Child
Gift ideas for autistic children from Dr. Rachelle Sheely, founder of RDI®. And other creative activities to do with your child to celebrate the season!
Previewing and Planning for the Holiday Season
Trying to fit in too many special holiday events creates stress and can set off meltdowns for apprentices (and guides!).