Keeping Your Child with Autism Engaged Over Summer Break
For children on the autism spectrum, changes in routine – such as extended time off from school – can be stressful. As a parent or caregiver, having a plan in place to help ease the transition and provide distractions can help to avoid meltdowns and prevent regression from the progress they made during the school year.
Keeping your child with autism engaged over summer break is not always easy, so we have some ideas to help you start planning a fun and relaxing summer. Even if your child attends summer school as part of their IEP, these ideas can help you plan family activities and day trips to help expand your child’s horizon while creating lifelong memories.
Autism-Friendly Destinations in New Jersey
For families in New Jersey and the surrounding areas, these destinations pride themselves on being all-inclusive and sensory-friendly spaces for children and families to enjoy themselves without judgment or undue stress.
Ideas For Keeping Your Child Engaged at Home
During the summer, some days, you just want to sit back and relax in the comfort of your own home. Of course, this doesn’t mean you can’t find fun and creative ways to keep your child with autism engaged.
Of course, these are just a handful of ideas to help keep your child with autism engaged over summer break. As always, the most important thing is to listen to your child’s needs. Maintaining basic household routines such as mealtimes and bedtimes can also help your child have a smooth transition into the summer break with minimal disruption and stress.
Harbor School a private special education school in Monmouth County, New Jersey
Our mission at Harbor School is to help all of our special needs students with learning, social, language, behavioral, and other disabilities. Our highly skilled staff are committed daily to helping each student reach their full potential.
We would be more than happy to discuss your child's specific needs and challenges, so please call us at 732.544.9394, or request a tour at Harbor School in Eatontown, NJ. We are located just minutes off of the Garden State Parkway at exit 105 and conveniently located off of Route 35 and Route 36 in Monmouth County, NJ.
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