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Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids With Autism

December 03, 2014

The holidays can be a challenge for families of children with autism because sensory overload can trigger major meltdowns, an expert says. "Holidays with family can be dicey under the best of circumstances, but when you have children with special needs, some care must be taken," Varleisha Gibbs, an occupational therapy professor at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, said in a university news release. "It's best to let your hosts or visitors know what special requirements are needed to make sure your child and entire family have a pleasant experience," she advised. To read more, click here

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