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Sensory Considerations for the End of the School Year

May

Party Planning For Children And Teens On The Autism Spectrum How To Avoid Meltdowns And Have Fun!

As the end of the school year approaches, you may notice your students becoming more anxious and needing more sensory supports. It is not uncommon for anxiety to increase at the end of the school year with the changes in schedule and routine and saying goodbye to friends and teachers as well as the end of the year cumulative assignments and papers, exams, field day, school assemblies, graduation, parties, etc. Prime students in advance for the changes that will be occurring. Increase opportunities to engage in sensory activities.

For more information on how to support students with ASD during celebratory occasions, visit the OCALI lending library resources such as Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum: How to Avoid Meltdowns and Have Fun! By Kate Reynolds.