Autism and the Holidays

The holidays can be a hectic, stressful time for all families. This time of year can be especially overwhelming for families of individuals with autism. We have put together some tips and resources to help you ease your stress during the holidays, and enjoy this wonderful time of year!

Happy Holidays from the Autism Society Oakland County!

While many happily anticipate the coming holiday season, families of people on the autism spectrum also understand the special challenges that may occur when schedules are disrupted and routines broken. “ – Autism Society

Click here to read ASOC's Twelve Tips for Helping People with Autism and Their Families Have a Happy Holiday.


Looking for a Great Toy Gift?

As a company that loves all kids, Toys"R"Us, Inc. has a long history of supporting the special needs community. For nearly 20 years, they have published the annual Toys"R"Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids, an easy-to-use resource featuring specially selected toys that encourage play for children with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities.


Tips for Traveling

Holidays are the busiest time of year to travel by plane. Preparing a child, teenager or adult with autism spectrum disorder for plane travel, and new security techniques used at airport security checkpoints, can make a huge difference in making plane travel a more enjoyable experience for all involved.

Click here to read Travel Tips for individuals with autism.  Additional Travel Tips


Tips for Family Photos

Get the best family photos during this holiday season! Jess Block, well-respected photographer and photojournalist, and mother of a son with autism, has provided us with ten tips to help you capture the best memories of your family during the holidays.

Holiday Photo Tips

Stress-Free Holidays

When you have a child with special needs… a little stress management planning can go a long way. 

 Tips for a Stress-free holiday

 Surviving the Holidays


Tell Us About Your Experience!

We would like to hear from you! Describe your favorite holiday moments and experiences.  Email us at .


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