So the festive season is upon us and that means stress for some of the people in our community. That is why we have created the Chewigem Christmas Holiday Survival Pack, full of great content to help you get through the month of December and Christmas time. We really hope that it helps and you don’t get too stressed throughout this time of year.
#1. ADVENT PRESENT TIPS
If your child struggles with getting multiple presents on Christmas day then this blog can help. It focuses on an incredibly innovative method that Lorraine created to help Jamie with the overwhelming task of receiving gifts. It changed their lives and it can change yours too!
Read It Here: Advent Present Tips
#2 GREAT TIPS FOR CHRISTMAS WITH A SENSORY CHILD
Christmas time often means one thing, Sensory Overload. All of the changes and smells, lights and music mean that people with SPD and people on the spectrum usually struggle with Christmas and New Year. Luckily we have curated some essential tips for making Christmas easier for your sensory child!
Read It Here: Great Tips For Christmas With a Sensory Child
#3 CHRISTMAS TIPS TO HELP WITH GIFT GIVING
Shopping for people on the Spectrum can be difficult… ESPECIALLY if they have everything to do with their special interest. Luckily this blog is here to help, filled with fantastic tips and strategies to help you with gift-giving this year & helping you take the stress out of Christmas!
Read It Here: Christmas Tips To Help With Gift Giving
#4 NINE WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR CHILD’S STRESS LEVEL DURING CHRISTMAS TIME
For many people, the routine changes in the holidays often mean stress. Christmas is even worse because the whole world literally changes around us. Everything becomes red and green, there are lights everywhere and there is *SHUDDER* Christmas music. However, because we at Chewigem also struggle with this, we were able to create 9 fantastic ways to help reduce your child’s stress level during Christmas time. We are pretty sure they will work!
#5 FIVE TOP TIPS TO AVOID THE STRESSES OF CHRISTMAS
Busy shopping centres, change in routine, bright lights, loud music, Christmas parties & lots of events. These are all part of the season that starts in December (or is it November now, I never know). To make it an easier experience we have our 5 Top Tips to Avoid The Stresses of Christmas!
Read It Here: 5 Top Tips to Avoid The Stresses of Christmas
#6 FIVE TOP TIPS TO AVOID CHRISTMAS STRESS – AUTISM EDITION
Christmas Time may as well be called stress time in my opinion, from the 1st of November until the 1st of January, I just wanted to crawl up in a hole and forget that the whole affair exists but I can’t. Over the years this blog has really helped me come to terms with Christmas and even enjoy it (barely but still). So I think it might help you!
#7 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR PEOPLE ON THE SPECTRUM
Christmas is such an exciting time for many people. Filled with food and celebrations, joy and laughter, love and giving. It’s that time of year for family and friends. The season of goodwill. As much as we want to replicate what we see in films this really isn’t always the case. For those of us who are autistic and have sensory processing difficulties, Christmas can be a tough time. At Christmas, everything changes and that can be difficult for us to navigate. Here is a guide for Christmas shopping for people on the spectrum.
Read It Here: Christmas Shopping For People On The Spectrum
#8 FOUR TIPS TO HELP ON NEW YEARS EVE
CRASH, BANG, BOOM, WISSSS, HAPPY NEW YEAR. Yep if those words gave you a pang of anxiety, then you’re not alone. New year’s eve can be a time of high stress for those of us on the spectrum, that’s why we’ve got 4 tips to help on New Year’s eve.
Read It Here: 4 Tips To Help On New Year’s Eve
We hope that the Christmas Holiday Survival pack has made the idea of this season a lot easier to deal with. We know that it can be a stressful time but we hope that you enjoy even a little bit of it.
If you want any more support or help, why not consider joining our Facebook Sensory Support Group. It’s full of fantastic people and you’re guaranteed to find someone that understands!