autism, autism holidays, autism holiday planning

Autumn and the holiday season brings its joys – and potential challenges – for people with autism. Costumes, candy, disrupted routines, travel, house guests and new foods and experiences abounding, it can be completely overwhelming. Tips, tricks, recipes and activities are plentiful online; here are a list of resources from around the web that can help you plan for the festivities.

Social/Teaching Stories

High Holiday visual supports from Gateways to Jewish education

Thanksgiving Social Story (PDF) from Autism Speaks

Hanukkah Social Story from JTeach.org

Christmas Social Story by Positively Autism

Free Online Recipes and Candy Guide

Specific Carbohydrate Diet: Pecanbread & SCD Recipe

Gluten/Casein/Soy Free – Nourishing Meals

Wings for All – The ARC

Prep for Annual Physicals / Cold and Flu Season

Blood draws – video social story

Positioning for comfort and medicay play – for easing anxiety during medical procedures

Compassionate medical care (video) – Temple Grandin, PhD

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