Finding Peace this Season

What's in this issue?

How does the holiday season make you feel? Do you count down the days to celebration with utter glee—or do you just wish all the activities would end? Everyone is different—and every family has special needs and limitations. One child with autism may be thrilled to attend a holiday light spectacular, while another may be overwhelmed by the flashing lights and crowds.


Some kids will be happy to visit extended family, while others will find the change in routine, sounds, smells, and food way too overpowering, triggering meltdowns. Finding peace while meeting the needs of every family member doesn’t always go hand in hand—and we want to help you. Take a peek at this month’s issue, and you’ll find excellent strategies and solutions to assist families in reducing stress and finding some peace.

Featured in this issue:

  • Sensory Stress Busters During The Hectic Holiday Season
  • 12 Easy Steps To Creating The Most Comprehensive IEP
  • An Exclusive Holiday Round-Up: The Special Ways Autism Families Celebrate The Holidays
  • After The Autism Diagnosis: What Should I Do?
  • HELP: How Can I Stop A Child From Headbanging?
  • Ways To Keep A Relationship On Track As Special Needs Parents
  • New Hope: A Documentary Filmmaker's Perspective On Peering Over The Cliff
  • How You Can Create A Climate Of High Expectations In The Classroom
  • Is Parenting Stressful? There's Help!
  • Top Advice On Surviving The Tween And Teen Years With Autism
  • Terrific Ways Theater Can Help Kids With Autism Communicate
  • Finding Balance As A Special Needs Parent
  • Wonderful Ways An Autism Writing Group Brings People Together
  • 30 Heartfelt Stories From Inspirational Autism Parents
  • Create An Amazing Sensory Room On A Budget
  • Great Ways To Stay Active With A Special Needs Child
  • Exciting New Book Teaches Kids Great Ways To Communicate
  • An Exclusive Look At Autism With Celeste Viciere
  • New Book Encourages Kids To Recognize Their Strengths And Find Their Own Way
  • Exciting Biography Celebrates Quiet Hero For All Time
  • How Can I Best Gift Money To Someone With Special Needs?