Holidays can be a challenge for children with autism. Valentine’s Day is no exception.
When in a school environment, the noise of a Valentine’s Day party and the exchange of Valentines can be overwhelming for your child. Add to that, the change in the normal schedule of school can create confusion for some, resulting in an outbreak of behavior.
As a parent, one of the best things you can do is prepare your child for the occasion. Explain what Valentine’s Day is and why it’s important. Having your own Valentines traditions in addition to those your child will be exposed to at school is a good way to keep your child centered and accepting of the holiday.
Check out these two articles for ideas of how to ease your child into Valentine’s Day.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Your Child with Autism