Holiday Breaks and Childhood Disabilities
There is also a certain fellowship in boredom and the ways human beings deal with it. Many hobbies and interests we discover with time on our hands continue to delight us and lead us on to greater things later on. Childhood is only a small slice of the pie of life, and our sons and daughters are fortunate that they can grow up expecting the most enjoyable traditions of vacation time to continue long after they are finished with school. Holiday breaks give us all much more than a respite from expectations and evaluations.

Parents of children with disabilities may struggle more than their mainstream peers to plan activities, schedule play dates or find childcare when school is not in session during holidays. Changes in sleep schedules and differences in daily routines can be challenging for both parents and children.

Pam W
SE of Seattle

Pamela Wilson - Children with Special Needs Editor
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