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Happy Holidays! Tips & Resources!

As we look forward to the New Year we have lots of reasons for us to be very grateful for! Best wishes to you and your family and may you celebrate the holidays full of happiness, health, peace, hope and love. Autism Society of Maine

The holiday season is a joyful time of the year, but it also can be stressful for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Preparing and planning early for the holidays can help you relieve some of the holiday stress. We hope that by following these few helpful tips, families may lessen the stress and anxiety created by the holiday season and make it a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved.  

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Giving Back for the Holidays

Give the gift of opportunity this year. $25 will help ASM provide advocacy, education, information & referrals, supports, and community for individuals and families affected by autism. Make your Donation

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Social Stories & Visual Supports

Visual Supports for Holidays Indiana Resource Center for Autism

Visiting Family During Christmas Positively Autism

Visiting Family During Christmas - A Social Skills Article Positively Autism

Christmas Social Story; Little Puddins

Social Story / Say Thank You Teachers Pay Teachers

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Activities / Crafts / Events

Christmas Kids Crafts Happiness is Homemade

25 Easy Christmas Crafts Crazy Little Projects

Sensory Bins And Next Comes L

ASM Calendar of Events See what's happening!

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Gifts Ideas

Holiday Gift Selections  Parenting Special Needs Magazine

16 Best Sensory Toys for Kids FIRST magazine

Best Gifts for Autism Linda Hodgdon

Guide for Gifts for an Autistic Child Autism Parenting Magazine

Toy and Gift Guide (kids and teens): National Autism Resources

Autism Society of Maine's Online Store

Toys for Differently Abled Kids Got Special Kids

27 Timeless, Trendless Thought Bytes for Gifting Children with Autism Ellen Notbohm

Holiday Gifts and Meals for holiday resources available in your area, dial 211 to speak with a 211 Specialist or text your zip code to 898-211 to receive information or referrals directly to your phone.

AmazonSmile Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Autism Society of Maine whenever you shop on AmazonSmile

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FREE Holiday Favorite Apps

BridgingApps Holiday App List

Sago Mini Holiday Trucks and Diggers Sago Mini (iOS/Android $3.99)

Holiday Charades FatChicken Studios (iOS - FREE)

Shave Santa Bluebear Technologies, Ltd (iOS/Android - FREE)

Christmas Tale TapTale Ltd (iOS - FREE)

Elf YourselfOffice Depot (iOS/Android - FREE)

PNP-Portable North Pole UGroupMedia Inc. (iOS/Android - FREE)

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