The very last thing a parent of an autistic child wants is to make day-to-day life even more
The Best Sensory Activities For Chilly Fall And Winter Weather
Get your kids outside and moving -- and exploring colors and sensations
-- using a few condiment bottles filled with warm water and a few drops
of food coloring. (You may want to skip yellow to avoid awkward
questions from the neighbors.) After a fresh snow fall of at least
several inches, bring kids outside with their bottles of food coloring
and let them draw colorful designs and shapes into the snow. If you want
to stay inside, try making holiday-themed clay objects (clay is a great
sensory material!); pumpkins are great for fall and Halloween, and
snowflakes are a festive and challenging shape for winter holidays.
Fall-Friendly Sports Physical Activities And Sports
Just because the weather takes a turn for the worse doesn't mean that
you have an excuse to stop helping your kids better themselves. Children
today are 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with autism
spectrum disorder (ASD) than they were in the 1980s (and most children
will be diagnosed before age three!). Thankfully, physical exercise can
help treat various types of autism and children with autism; physical
exertion improves coordination and keeps children with autism calm.
Moreover, indoor swimming and martial arts are the perfect solution to
winter-time exercise. A sensory swing is a great tool to keep kids
activity and healthy while at home.
Help children with autism
reach their full potential by encouraging and directing sensory
activities and autism-friendly sports year-round, even during the cold
winter and fall months.