Autism & Christmas

Autism & Christmas

With Christmas very nearly upon us, many people are enjoying the festivities of the season. But what about if you are a parent or carer of an autistic child? The changes in routine and uncertainty of one day to the next call be very overwhelming for anyone on the autistic spectrum. Our friends at Reachout ASC however have compiled a great course to help!


This course looks at 10 ways that Christmas can be difficult for autistic children. Autistic children are all different, but they can share some difficulties in coping with big changes, especially around Christmas. The course will look at how you can choose the parts of Christmas that can be made accessible and enjoyable for autistic pupils and/or their family members.


What You Will Learn

  • How schools are planning for Christmas
  • How to plan for a better Christmas
  • How can autistic children be involved in plays and concerts
  • What to do with all the Christmas decorations
  • How to manage Christmas at home, shopping gifts and presents and Christmas dinner with your autistic child


Any parent/carer or autistic student can access this course and best of all, it’s completely free!


To access the course, please click here.


Thank you to Lynn McCann and the team at Reachout ASC for sharing this wonderful resource which we’re sure will be a great help to many families during the festive season. For more information on Reachout ASC and the great work they do, please click here to visit their website.


Axcis offer an excellent range of continued professional development (CPD) training opportunities so if you are looking for further CPD courses to enhance your skills and knowledge, please visit the Training and Career Development page on the Axcis website. And be sure to check the Events Diary for upcoming courses too!


Martin Keddie