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We are going to the parade

what are the chances my 5 (almost 6) year old daughter (moderate autism) will have a good time with no over loads

sensory issues include
loud sounds
unexpected happenings
you know the list


Asked by fiatpax at 11:00 AM on Jul. 4, 2013 in Special Needs

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Answers (6)
  • what about the candy?
    in my area all parades involve candy
    is she going to be ok not getting to eat any (if its being tossed)?

    Answer by feralxat at 11:11 AM on Jul. 4, 2013

  • I don't know anything about autism, but I hope it goes ok for you and that you and your daughter have fun!

    Answer by Lobelia at 11:07 AM on Jul. 4, 2013

  • I'm not sure I would chance it paxi. Do you have to go??

    Answer by m-avi at 12:19 PM on Jul. 4, 2013

  • they toss candy
    she has been told that she can pick up candy that comes to her feet, but no running in the street
    and she knows very well, she can not eat any of it, but sje can give it to a friend that she picks

    we went last year
    was not so bad

    year before was extremely over loading

    but she has been "off" last two days, so more worried about parade today than if it was lat week
    stimming more than usual
    flipped and flopped for hour and a half before going to sleep- could not get still/comfortable
    wearing her winter hat that covers her ears
    making caves (forts) to hide in
    had tons more pips, squeaks and quacks in stead of words

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 11:16 AM on Jul. 4, 2013

  • she made it half way through
    then we had to leave
    she did ok, not as good as last year, and much better than the year before

    happy 4th people

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 1:53 PM on Jul. 4, 2013

  • How did it go?

    Answer by Ballad at 8:58 PM on Jul. 4, 2013