We all have this "Hallmark" vision of what the holidays should be like, but they rarely are like that for any family. The holidays can be a source of stress and anxiety for anyone, but if you have special needs those issues can be magnified...many are overwhelmed by the changes in routine, the crowds, the smells, the noise, the lights, etc. Here are some resources and helpful tips. Preparing yourself and planning ahead as well as preparing your child before a visit, party, or other event can make things go much smoother. Talk to your child about where you’re going, what you will do there, and who will be there. Providing this information will lessen any uncertainty your child feels and help to make the holidays more enjoyable for all.
Special Needs and Special Occasions (excellent advice in this)
Thirteen Holiday Survival Tips (excellent, unique advice)