Navigating the Holiday Season: Tips

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The holiday season brings a lot of fun and opportunities to connect with families. However, it may also bring challenges due to schedule change, sensory overload, need to travel, and social engagement expectations.

Here is a list of resources to help you successfully navigate this holiday season!

Welcome

Welcome to the Indiana INformation Network, a collaborative system of resources for individuals, families, and communities affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The INformation Network is driven by the shared community responsibility of supporting and caring for those with ASD, as well as their families, as represented in the Indiana Comprehensive State Plan for Individuals with ASD.

Learn more about this project by visiting About the Network page.

Tips and Tricks for Fun & Safe Halloween

Halloween can certainly be fun for individuals with ASD/DD, as long as you do some preparation for it and address sensory sensitivities. Here are several resources to consider to make your Halloween enjoyable and memorable!

HANDS in Autism®: SENSORY FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN CRAFTS AND GAMES

Autism Speaks: Happy Halloween: Making the holiday fun for everyone

Autism Society of North Carolina: Making Halloween Fun for Individuals with Autism

Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin: Halloween Toolkit

Autism Society: Make Halloween a Better Experience: 7 Tips That Set You Up for Success

Seattle Children’s Hospital: 8 Tips for a Safe Halloween for Your Child With Autism

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Have you read something educational, inspiring, thought-provoking, or something that touched you in a special way about ASD, neurodiversity, or other topics that could help support individuals on the spectrum, or by authors with ASD or related disabilities? We would love to know and help others discover amazing books! Leave a comment below! If you could add a link to Google Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or other sites, it will help!