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Lisa Jo Rudy

Lisa Jo Rudy writes about autism for and is the author of the book “Get Out, Explore, and Have Fun,” a guide for community involvement for families of children with autism. Lisa also consults and provides training on autism and inclusion for museums, zoos, and other community organizations. For more information please visit

Expert Ways on Handling the Stressors of Thanksgiving with ASD

Ways to Handle Thanksgiving Stressors as Autism Parent

In many ways, Thanksgiving is a perfect storm of challenges for children on the autism spectrum and for their parents.  Not only is the holiday built around every possible stressor, but it also provides virtually no outlets for autistic strengths. In an ideal world, you’d have family and friends who fully understand your child’s needs […]

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