How Dads of Autistic Kids Can Prepare for the Holidays

The holidays can be rough – buying gifts, making holiday meals, and visiting with friendly and family in a pandemic environment – can all put stressors on our kids.  But for us Dads, one of the hardest parts is hearing the “armchair commentary” about how to raise our children on the spectrum from well-intended but deeply misguided relatives.

 

Paul will walk through some of the common types of commentary we hear, and how we can respond.  Especially when relatives bring up the following:

  1. Vaccinations

  2. Diet

  3. Early diagnosis / early therapy

  4. Schooling & education

  5. How to handle meltdowns

  6. Hollywood stereotyping

  7. Viral videos & feel good” news stories

© 2021 by Paul Carroll

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