HOLIDAY TIP | Have a Back-up Plan

ESCAPE PLAN  IN PLACE

Escape-PlanThe holiday season abounds with new sounds, unfamiliar faces and different schedules and if you don’t yet have a plan in place for your child, there’s still time.

When it all becomes too much—too many people, too much noise, too much that’s unknown—having a ‘plan of escape’ to a place to self-regulate is always wise. With one or two back-up plans, at least you have options. Practice a non-verbal hand signal your kid can give you to show you he needs to leave, instead of shouting at the top of his lungs, “It’s time for everyone to go home now! We’re done!”

Often, just knowing that it’s okay to escape to a quiet place is enough.

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One response to “HOLIDAY TIP | Have a Back-up Plan

  1. Nice.

    -Mike

    From: autismresourcemom <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: autismresourcemom <comment+pdo0fyt3w-lz_o_q8w3yfju@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 8:55 AM To: Mike Smith <mike@beardboy.com> Subject: [New post] HOLIDAY TIP | Have a Back-up Plan

    arm2012 posted: “ESCAPE PLAN IN PLACE The holiday season abounds with new sounds, unfamiliar faces and different schedules and if you don’t yet have a plan in place for your child, there’s still time. When it all becomes too much-too many people, too much noise, to”

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