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Surviving the Holidays with Special Needs

Make the holidays less stressful for you and your autistic child by tailoring the holiday meal, celebration, traditions and gifts to their benefit. Learn what types of meals are good for them, how to deal with relatives who do not respect this type of children and how to choose your gifts so that your autistic child will love them instantly.

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Time: 6pm Pacific (9 PM Eastern)

Speaker: Kim Stagliano

Kim Stagliano
Kim Stagliano

If you have a special needs child, the holidays can be stressful. Kim Stagliano will speak about how you can make your holiday a little less stressful. Here are some of the topics she will discuss:

  • Holidays and special needs
  • Religious participation
  • Foods for the holidays and special diets
  • Buying the same Elmo or Thomas the Tank Engine toys every year – and the sadness that can bring
  • Favorite traditions
  • How the economy has affected the holidays for American families
  • Memories you like to share with your own kids
  • Dealing with relatives who don’t respect your child’s needs
Please have your questions ready.


Hi, I’m Kim Stagliano, wife, Mom, writer and tired. My husband and I have three gorgeous girls – who have autism. Kind of impossible, considering autism affects boys 4:1 over girls. Mark and I have learned that impossible is often inescapable though.

I’m Managing Editor of, the nation’s first daily web newspaper about the autism epidemic. I write for The Huffington Post, The Debutante Ball, The Dallas Morning News Moms Blog and am on the editorial staff of the Autism File Magazine. I speak at national autism conferences, and have appeared on Good Morning America (with the kids!), ABC News, Fox News, in The Chicago Tribune, The National Catholic Register, and on blogs around the world. Mark and I live in CT with Mia, Gianna and Bella.

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