Preparing for Christmas: autism resources

The Christmas period, with lots of change, social interaction, expectations and demands to negotiate, can be a very exciting but often stressful time of the year for many autistic people. We have put together a brief list of useful resources that we hope may prove helpful in making this festive period as special and as stress free as possible for those you work with. N.B. Most of the resources were written before Covid-19. Although many of the tips will still be relevant, some may not. Here are are a variety of resources that give guidance, advice and ideas for the festive season: Preparing for Christmas – National Autistic Society Our website features a range of advice on preparing for Christmas, including some real-life stories and tips from autistic people and their families. Preparing for the festive period – Scottish Autism Includes some advice on preparing for a post-Covid 19 Christmas, as well as some information on how to approach the period after Christmas and the New Year. Autism and Christmas – Teachers are you ready? – Lynn McCann In this blog Lynn McCann offers some advice to teachers on how to support their autistic pupils in the weeks leading […]

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