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Thanksgiving Tips for Special-Needs Families

Help for making it through Turkey Day with a child with special needs.
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Ten Reasons to Give Thanks for Your Child With Special Needs
Thanksgiving is a perfect day to reflect on the blessings in your life, including the surprising ones your child brings you every day.

Dressing for Thanksgiving
If your child refuses to dress up for holidays like Thanksgiving, you can still bring a festive touch to even the most basic dressed-down outfit.

Start a Thanksgiving Tradition With Your Child
If your child has problems with eating or socializing or speaking up or sitting still, it may seem hard to fit him or her into the traditional family Thanksgiving picture. Make your own traditions instead, with activities that draw on your child's unique strengths and sensibilities.

Warning Labels
Does your child need to avoid certain foods, shrink from certain sensory experiences, or otherwise require people to know what not to do to him or her? Print out one of these warning labels, tape or pin it on your child's shirt, and put everyone on alert.

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