(This holiday resource page will be updated as new information comes in.)
Tips and Strategies
Twelve Tips for Helping Individuals with Autism Have a Happy Holiday Season by Autism Society of America
Ten Tips to Prevent Autism-Related Shopping Meltdowns by Different Roads to Learning
Making the Most of the Holidays for Your Family and Your Son/Daughter on the Autism Spectrum by Indiana Resource Center for Autism
Parenting Special Needs Magazine Holiday Issue
Autism and the Holidays: Sensory Overload by the Bradley Hospital
Visiting Family During Christmas by Positively Autism
Visiting Family During Christmas - A Social Skills Article by Positively Autism
Crafts / Activities / Events
Holiday Page by Autism Society of Maine (Winter Edition Newsletter)
ASM Calendar of Events See what's happening!
ASM Facebook Page
Fundraiser for ASM! 3 in 1 Bracelet - Water’s Edge Silks and Jewelry
On this Holiday Season, the Autism Society of America is featuring a Holiday Catalog Online Store that will provide a wonderful listing of holiday gifts. The catalog will include: 1) Gifts produced by agencies that employee autistic individuals who are paid at least a minimum wage and, 2). Gifts that are produced by self employed autistic entrepreneurs. The Catalog will also include opportunities for people to bid online for gift experiences.View the Holiday Giving Catalog here.
Holiday Gifts and Meals for holiday resources available in your area, dial 211 to speak with a 211 Specialist or text your zip code to 898-211 to receive information or referrals directly to your phone.
AmazonSmile Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Autism Society of Maine whenever you shop on AmazonSmile
Holiday Preparation Tips: Will you be Traveling by Air for the Holiday? by Autism Society of America
Wandering and Safety by AWAARE Colaboration
Adventures with Autism: the Airport Experience by Jet Blue and Autism Speaks