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Creating Holiday Traditions

Helpful ideas as you think about creating or adapting your own family’s holiday traditions

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By: Brenda Allair, Lead Educational Consultant

The holidays can be filled with family gatherings, traditional foods, and exciting activities. They can be a time of celebration, but if your Deafblind child isn’t always able to participate in or access these traditions, it can also be an emotionally challenging time. For many families, there can be joy in creating new traditions, ones that are inclusive to your child’s needs and that celebrate the season in ways that are meaningful to the whole family. Here are a few ideas that you might find helpful as you think about creating or adapting your own family’s holiday traditions:

Remember, holiday traditions are meant to bring families together, so it’s okay to do things a little bit differently if it means everyone is having fun!

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