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Dec 13, 2021

Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress for Families with Special Needs

As our winter break approaches, we often feel the energy on our campus revving up. All the holiday stimulation, which can often make a neurotypical child irritable, usually results in increased dysregulation, meltdowns, and anxiety or stress for our students with special needs. Although no amount of preparation can make the holidays easy for our families with children with special needs, there are some ways to make it easier for you and your child to navigate the holidays and winter break with a little more joy.
Oct 17, 2017

Putting the “happy” back in Happy Halloween!

Trick-or-treating can be a new, anxiety-causing experience for many children who have special needs, but by talking about and teaching what’s expected, you can turn the event into something that is understandable and fun. Here are 5 simple ways to make trick-or-treating more fun for everyone!