Preparing for Celebrations- “Let’s Talk About What to Expect”: Social Stories

Part 2 of the Surviving the Holidays Series As a parent, you are constantly preparing. It starts with the diaper-bag when your child is an infant. “Do we have the wipes? A new change of clothes? Enough bottles? Pacifier? Where is Mr. Blankie?!” Now that your child is a bit older there are other things Read more about Preparing for Celebrations- “Let’s Talk About What to Expect”: Social Stories[…]

Preparing for Celebrations- The Plan of Attack

Part 1 of the Surviving the Holidays Series Creating a plan for the holidays may seem counter-intuitive. Sometimes I have people say to me, “Shouldn’t you just go with the flow and ENJOY the holidays?” For parents of children with autism, developmental delay, or other diagnoses, the response to that question is often, “Hell no!” Read more about Preparing for Celebrations- The Plan of Attack[…]