9 quick and easy tips to make a killer trick-or-treat night with Special Needs

Are you looking for a way to make trick-or-treating with autism easier? I've got 9 tips to make your outing a heck of a lot easier!

How can you make trick-or-treating with autism easier?

When my son was younger, we had a hard time going trick-or-treating. He seemed to like the idea of it, but there were just some things… ya know? Trick-or-treating with Autism can be tricky. There were things I found myself apologizing for, being frustrated with, or that he was super frustrated with. Over time we’ve come up with solutions that are helpful for us. I’ve also checked in with one of my mommy groups for some of their creative solutions as well. Today I’m sharing these tips with you to help your trick-or-treat go more smoothly this year. I’m also including a free printable addressing some of the common problems to help you spread awareness among your neighborhood.

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Parts of Speech Freebie

Free Homeschool Prinatble: parts of speech and creative writing

Teaching Parts of Speech?

Next up in the freebie gallery is a fun parts of speech freebie, great for reluctant writers.  The download contains a dice with several parts of speech, and a log.  Talk through which each part of speech means and maybe show them some of the videos I link to below.  Next, hand them this set of worksheets to get them “rolling” along (lame pun intended)!

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Potty Training a Child on the Spectrum

Potty training a child with autism is hard, but if you're just having a disconnect with communication, give this freebie a try!
Bonus?  These printables are ASD friendly, and work great for typical kids as well!

Potty training a child with Autism- will my child ever use the toilet?

I was there to at one point.  Granted, my son was almost 4 when he was fully trained, and that may not seem that old in the ASD community. However, compared with all the kids I’ve seen grow up, it was definitely on the later side.  The more important thing is we were actively trying (by actively, I mean all day, every dayfor a year and a half.  We tried everything and it was exhausting.  I’m sure you’re here because you have experienced just how difficult it can be potty training a child with autism.

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Friday Freebie: Fitness tracker

Keeping track of your goals increases your chances of succeeding with your fitness goals. Use this tracker to help you do just that! I prefer these paper versions so I don’t get distracted by my phone! =)

I notice that I am also less likely to add a daily indulgence when I have to write it down. This is where the Fitness tracker freebie comes in!

A new “fitness tracker” freebie to help you stay in shape:

Earlier this week I wrote a post suggesting several ways to try to stay in shape as a homeschooling and/or work at home mom.  It’s rough to fit it all in for sure, but another thing that helps is adding in a fitness/food diary.
As Kristen Kirkpatrick mentions in her fitness article, we can sometimes be fooling ourselves with how much we are eating. We are on the go and tend to forget what we ate and when.  Dessert time rolls around and we think, “I’ve been pretty good!”  We may actually be forgetting the extra calories we treated ourselves to at lunch.

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Friday Freebie: b&d Letter Reversals

If you've got a child struggling with letter reversals, hopefully these free 16 pages of worksheets will be a blessing to you too!

New letter reversals printables are ready for you to download!

I created a new set of printables for my son, who sometimes struggles with letter reversals.  If you’ve got a child struggling with letter reversals, hopefully this will be a blessing to you too!  Are you already a newsletter subscriber?  Then you already have the password and can download it in the freebies section!  If you are new around here, use the subscribe form to the right to receive access to your password for all the freebies in the freebie section.

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