Just last week I had the honor of attending the bar mitzvah (a Jewish “coming of age” ritual for boys when they turn 13) for a boy named Shmuel, who I had worked with for many years.

Being at Shmuel’s bar mitzvah was incredibly meaningful for me as I watched him sit at the head table, sing a song while holding his father’s hand and dance in a circle with other adolescents from his school with a beaming face.

It was also one of the most successful events for a child with autism I had ever experienced.

Since the holidays are around the corner, (yes, Halloween is in just a couple of weeks), I wanted to share with you some key components that really made this family/community event work so you can help make the holidays work for your child and family.

Click here to read my full article, “Making the Holidays Work for Your Family”, in the Generation Rescue blog.

I would love to hear from you- please let me know, what is one thing you took away from ths article?  Post your comments/questions below!

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