Blog Category: Seasonal

Young boy sitting on Sensitive Santa's lap whispering into his ear.

Make Your Child’s Visit to Santa a Success

Does your child struggle visiting Santa? For many children, going to see Santa is overwhelming. Visiting Santa can cause stress and anxiety. It can contribute to sensory overload. Children with sensory disorders or autism, visiting Santa is challenging because it is a sensory-rich experience. Your child may be upset, and not want to participate. Ultimately,

Grandparents and grandchildren gathered around the Thanksgiving dinner table smiling.

Host a Sensory Friendly Thanksgiving Event

For many people Thanksgiving is an exciting time of the year for family, friends, neighbours, congregations and communities to come together and celebrate. However, for a large number of children and adults, gatherings are overwhelming and stressful. Ultimately, this may deter many people participating in Thanksgiving celebrations. You can make people comfortable and be more

Family smiling at dinner table during sensory-friendly Thanksgiving.

7 Ways to Have a Sensory Friendly Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving celebrations approach, you may worry about how to make the holidays enjoyable for your sensory-sensitive child (or even yourself). Although many people enjoy Thanksgiving, celebrating and spending time with family and friends; for many children, and adults, contribute to sensory overload and stress. Thanksgiving can be a particular challenge for children with sensory

Diverse group of children wearing Halloween costumes.

Make Halloween Sensory Friendly for your Child

If you have an autistic child, or a child with sensory disorder you likely know that Halloween can be an overwhelming celebration. There are scary and loud decorations, uncomfortable costumes and groups children running around. As a result, your child is likely hesitant to enjoy Halloween. Trick-or-treating contributes to sensory overload. However, there are simple

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How to Create a Sensory-Friendly Halloween Event

Halloween is a very exciting and fun time of the year. Families get together, children dress up, and many communities and businesses organize Halloween events for their local neighbourhood. However, it is important to recognize that many Halloween events feel overwhelming and inaccessible for children with sensory sensitivities. Therefore, it is important to create an

Two young boys sitting on blanket painting Easter Eggs.

How to Host a Sensory-Friendly Easter Event

Easter is a holiday where family and friends come together to celebrate. Oftentimes, many organizations such as churches, community centers and malls will host Easter events. However, for children that experience sensory-sensitivity, celebrating in a public setting outside their home can be stressful. Whether the event involves having the Easter bunny visit a mall or

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Create a Sensory-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt for Your Child

One of the most exciting activities surrounding Easter is having your child participate in an annual Easter egg hunt. Typically, this involves hiding colourful eggs around your house or backyard. Additionally, you may invite other children from your community or family members to participate and take part in the hunt! As a result, Easter egg

Group of kids on Easter holding Easter eggs.

10 Tips for a Sensory-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit

Is your community returning to hosting public events? Is going to see the Easter bunny a stressful event for your family? Maybe your child experiences sensory overload? Bright lights, an unfamiliar setting, background music, strangers and many people moving about can make visiting the Easter bunny result in anxiety and meltdowns. You are not alone!

People singing at church.

Easy Steps to Create a Sensory Room at Church

Does your church need a sensory room? More churches and places of worship are adding sensory rooms to their facilities. In addition, some churches offer sensory-friendly services too. Do you think your church would benefit from a special needs or a sensory room?  Furthermore, do you wonder how to offer a sensory-friendly service? For instance, if these

Family gathered at table for holiday dinner.

4 Tips to Manage Sensory Overload and Holiday Stress

Are you looking for four tips on how to deal with holiday stress?  In this blog post, you will learn about going back to the basics as the most effective strategies to help keep the holidays enjoyable.  Moreover, you will learn how you and your family can manage sensory overload. Holiday stress is real Do

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