Bonfire night!!

Post date: Oct 28, 2016 9:25:43 AM

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Bonfire night is a family occasion that brings joy to people across the UK - but for children with autism, fireworks can be anything but fun.

Many parents of children on the autism spectrum choose not to celebrate bonfire night because their children find it too distressing. The unexpected nature of displays can cause anxiety and stress, and for those with sensory issues, fireworks can be thunderous and blinding.

There are ways to make bonfire night a positive experience. See below for tips to help you enjoy bonfire night with your child and remember to plan ahead.

This is a useful tool but be mindful every child is an individual , you will know what will work best for your child.