Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Tips for Special Needs Children

Tell your child in advance who's coming over or if you're going to
                           someone else’s home

Have staple food available if your child is on a special diet.
Awareness- Make sure your guests know your child’s special needs.
Nonverbal children may need extra prompting in someone else’s home.
Keep healthy snacks your child likes handy.
Send home doggie bags so you don’t have “illegal” foods left over.
Get outside to burn off some energy.
Involve your child in preparations for the holiday.
Vegetables disguised with other foods is essential.   (Check out Jessica
                                 Seinfeld’s “Deceptively Delicious” for ideas)

Invite those who have been supportive to you.
Never compromise your routines; it'll be difficult to get back on track.
Gratitude – Remember to be thankful for your beautiful family.


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