Visiting Santa can be fun! But, for young autistic children, it can be a scary experience. The change in routine, the sensory overwhelm… it’s just too much. Prepare your child with a story! It can serve as one tool in your toolbox to prepare for the experience.
Click here to download the Visiting Santa story!
The holiday season is a time for joy, family gatherings, and celebrations. However, for parents of autistic children, it can also be a period of heightened stress and anxiety. The disruption of routines, sensory overload, and social expectations can make holiday gatherings challenging. Whether it is Visiting Santa, or gathering at a family member’s home, you can do things to prepare your child. But with some thoughtful planning and strategies, you can ensure that your autistic child enjoys the festivities and feels included in the celebrations.
For more about navigating the holidays with an autistic child, check out this blog post!