Holiday Gifts for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Beaumont Blog

by Lori Warner, Ph.D., Director, HOPE Center, Center for Human Development

This time of year, many of us give gifts to share our appreciation and love for the important people in our lives.  It can often be challenging to know what to buy, especially when a child has special needs.  Because autism is a spectrum disorder, and kids with autism are kids first and foremost, there is no one gift that will do the trick for all kids with autism.

Beau with giftsYears ago, I heard Elaine Hall, founder of The Miracle Project, speak about this very topic, and as I was writing this, I found that she has a recent article you can read in full here. I’ll share some highlights from Elaine’s article with ideas from us at the Beaumont Children’s Hospital HOPE Center on our Facebook page as well.

It can be difficult for families…

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