5 Things Your Child with Autism May Want you to Know This Christmas 1. I may not want to open all of my gifts on Christmas morning. It may take me all day! I may want to just play with the paper or with the first gift I opened. New toys can be hard to get used to. 2. Please don't insist that I hang out with all of the friends and relatives. I need a space to myself... a place for quiet. Find a place that I can do my favourite activity so that you can enjoy your visits with others. 3. I may not be as excited as you would think I should be for Christmas. To be honest, I find it all a little too much; so many people, many different smells, too much noise, changes routine and too busy for my liking. Be patient with me.
11 12, 2009