Autism and Christmas decorations

Recently we my son, who is Autistic, brought home these little cut out circles from school. They were in his folder in the “Keep at home” pocket.  Each one had bingo marker dots and a little Christmas sticker on it.IMG_6977

I asked him what they were and he said, “Ornaments.”

I said, “Okay, do you want to hang them on the tree?”

“Yes,” he said.

So I got out the hole punch and he picked the orange yarn.

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With much shaking and deep concentration he punched a hole in each one.  Then he tried to thread the yarn through the hole. I had to help him a few times but he kept insisting, “I do it.”

He was very particular about which order they went in.

It took almost a half and out but we managed to get a string of paper circles tied at intervals ready for the tree.


He was very proud to hang his ornament garland on the tree. I was very proud that he stayed on task and did so much of it himself. He is very interested in Christmas this year and I’m happy that he is really wanting to be involved.


Sometimes it’s the little accomplishments that are the biggest.


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