ASD Tip of the Month

Sensory during the Holidays


Sensory Issues And High Functioning Autism Spectrum And Related Disorders

The sights, sounds and smells of the holidays can be overwhelming for students with ASD. Classroom parties, additional decorations, crafts, choir and band concerts and changes in routine can contribute to stress and anxiety. Prime students of changes, consider more sensory breaks, write social narratives related to the holiday events and remember to consider the child’s sensory needs in all activities.

To learn more information about sensory differences and specific strategies visit the OCALI lending library resources such as Sensory Issues and High-Functioning Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders by Myles, Mahler and Robbins.