The holiday season is quickly approaching. This usually means time with family, friends and social gatherings, shopping trips into the community and possibly, travel. For most people, this flourish of activity is exciting and welcoming. But, what does it mean for the children with special needs and their families that we work with? Some children are resilient to new experiences and changes in routines while others fall apart.
As a home visitor, how have you assisted families with preparing their child with special needs for upcoming holidays? What have been the greatest challenges for families preparing a child with special needs for upcoming holidays?
-submitted by Karen Baas, Infant Development Association