Articles about: Holidays

Christmas presents

Coping with Christmas

15 December 2016 – Shannon Clement is an Auckland mother of two pre-schoolers, one on the spectrum and the other not. She is married, works part-time in online marketing and has recently been diagnosed with ASD. She shares her top tips for coping with Christmas. I used to wonder what was wrong with me when […]

Holiday activities away from home

15 December 2016 – Transitions can be difficult for people with ASD and travel is really a series of transitions. Preparation is the key to making travel as comfortable as possible. Here are some tips to prepare both the ASD traveller, and the environment If you are planning an activity at a new destination, or […]

Boy decorating Christmas tree

ASD Christmas survival

15 December 2016 – Christmas is a time for families and celebrations, the decorations and the getting together, a time for love and laughter, however for a family with children with autism it can be stressful with the child often becoming confused and distressed.  There are many strategies for coping with the increased social activity […]