Christmas is around the corner, and although it’s the season to be jolly, in reality many children with special educational needs can find it tricky. With just a few weeks to go until the big day, now is a good time to start thinking about how the change in routines and activities may affect your child or young person.
Lots of organisations produce information, tips and guides for how to manage at Christmas and how to plan well so that you can all enjoy the festivities with the least amount of stress.
We’ve collected together some great resources to help you and your child get the best from the festive season.
- Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support: Tips for a more successful sensory Christmas
- Growing hands-on kids: 5 Tips to Reduce Sensory Meltdowns During the Holidays
- Adoption UK: Coping with Christmas
- Ambitious about Autism: Christmas and autism.
- National Autistic Society: Christmas (tips, stories and strategies)
- The School Run: Surviving the festive season parents tips for SEN kids
- Special Needs Jungle: Seven Tips for a calm Christmas for children with special needs