How not to make this Thanksgiving a #Turkeyacolypse

By Debra Muzikar

The holiday season can be stressful time. Routines are broken and expectations are high. While for some people, the homemade smell of a cooking Turkey and stuffing can be inviting, for others with sensitivities to smells the aroma can be nauseating!

I don’t want to recreate the wheel with more lists so I’d like to share the two articles below that autistic people and their parents would like you to know about how to make the holiday season much more enjoyable for all.

The Mighty, which always has wonderful articles, has an article about 25 truths parents of special needs children wish others understood this Thanksgiving.


The Mighty also have an article on 17 tips to make Thanksgiving more comfortable for autistic children.

One of the great suggestions is don’t expect your child to change their routine because you are changing yours!

For all who read The Art of Autism blogs, I wish you a wonderful stress-free Thanksgiving!


Above is Terah Kuykendall’s mixed media piece titled “Family.” It’s the November 2016 image in the Art of Autism 2016 Calendar (available for purchase on this website).

I’m thankful for my family and all who share their wonderful stories, insights, poetry and art each day! Art work by Christy Walk as the featured image on this blog.

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