A lot of us on the autism spectrum have very carefully organized lives. We may have special dietary needs, specific routines, and carefully managed aspects of our lives like regular exercise, plenty of time alone, and stimming, to keep ourselves balanced and fully functional. Needless to say, the holidays can be a source of upheaval and interruptions that change everything about our everyday lives.
Some of the possible challenges to maintaining your life in the holidays are:
We've also provided a few extra spaces where you can fill in your own maintenance challenges.