Your child’s Birthday

Your child’s Birthday

Birthday parties are an exciting and fun time for many but can become a struggle for those on the Autism Spectrum. Consider that perhaps the birthday party is held in an environment that is too loud or too crowded for your child. Some children with Autism may display problematic behavior, cover their ears, or ask to leave these situations. If you believe this may occur with your child, consider having a smaller party that allows people to be more spread out. Also, consider having the party at a location that won’t be too loud or overwhelming for your child. 

Furthermore, consider who to invite and will they be able to socially engage with my child. In addition, think of what motivates and interests my child as that can often be the theme for the party itself. If you are unsure, ask the people that work with your child what types of toys or games they like to play while with them. These make great ideas for themes as well as gift ideas. Overall, relax and make it fun for them. Sometimes bigger isn’t always a better birthday party.