The Day after Christmas for ASD Boys

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The World of Neil

All the build up, all the present buying, the parties (if you like that sort of thing!) all for the biggest 24 hours of the year, and now its all over. Having two ASD boys really adds to Christmas. They are bombarded with non-stop imagery that befuddles their senses. The build up itself is a non-stop whirlwind for them that its little surprise Matthew turned down the opportunity of a couple of Christmas parties as he “wanted a break.” But the days itself is just sensory overload for them. The morning on Christmas day is a welter of presents to open. Rather than get them one expensive gift such as an Xbox, we tend to get them lots of smaller things. As a result, there is so much to open, so much to look at. Add the excitement of the rest of us and they are easily over excited that…

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