What can I do to help my child during busy family gatherings?

  • Prepare – If there are any routines that are important to your child, plan to keep those as much as possible. Be sure to have enough of whatever you need to do it ahead of time.
  • Activities – Planning an activity family members can do with your child with autism not only will help your child have something familiar to do, but can help guide family members on how to interact with your child.
  • Trade-Off – Take turns with other family members spending time with your child. Allow your child a way out of activities and events too. It is important for everyone to know how they can get a calm moment if they need it.

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