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.
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!