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Hope for the Holidays Series: This is Supposed to be Fun! Navigating the Winter Holidays, Autism, and your Extended Family

December 2, 2020 @ 12:00 PM 12:45 PM



It’s supposed to be the “most magical time of the year,” and yet, the combination of holiday expectations, having a child with autism, and navigating family relationships can lead to stress, worry, and disappointment. Let’s talk about strategies for ensuring you make it through with your sanity and relationships intact as well as having some fun along the way. We’ll include some tips for the well-meaning extended family members with us as well. Finally, be sure to bring your own strategies to share with others and questions you hope to have answered.

Presenter: Erin Thomson, LCSW, is a Senior Clinical Social Worker in the Waisman Center Clinics and Autism Treatment Program. Erin works with families across the lifespan to ensure they have access to community resources, are well-supported in school, and identify ways to enhance family functioning. Erin hopes to maintain the fun throughout this holiday season for her own children.

This is the first of three webinars in the series Hope for the Holidays: Ideas to Help us Celebrate and not Stress over Winter Break, presented by the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin and the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. 

RSVP at https://go.wisc.edu/4v6oll