Coed-y-glyn Log Cabins, Glyndyfrdwy, Wales 

We spent a lovely Christmas week at Coed-y-glyn cabins, mostly relaxing and spending time together playing games, eating, watching movies and chilling in the hot tub.

The Christmas grotto at Lancaster Park and Animal Farm, Chadderton.

The grotto was great, it took us about half an hour to do all the activities and we were not at all rushed. My little adventurers absolutely loved it and didn’t stop talking about it all morning

How I manage Christmas with a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Father Christmas only brings a stocking each and he very helpfully puts the same things in them every year! There are always new fleecy pyjamas, soft slippers, something chocolate, a small sensory toy and a satsuma. The kids know what to expect and they also know roughly what they will get in their presents from me. I find this helps ease their anxiety. 

Why Autistic children find school difficult in the lead up to Christmas and how we can help to ease the stress!

Their world is suddenly different. If a tree and decorations suddenly appear in their classroom then even their environment is different. They are unsure of where they are and what they are doing. What is happening next is a constant worry for them because everything they are used to has changed. Their normal routine has gone out of the window and these children that need to know what is happening next are suddenly thrown into chaos.

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