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The Holidays and I/DD – how to have a healthy happy holiday season

As Clevelanders, we know to take advantage of good weather while it’s here which has led to an abundance of Christmas decor around the city well before Thanksgiving! This has us here at Koinonia thinking about the upcoming holiday season – a season of giving, caring, sharing and let’s face it – it’s fun to receive too!

For some with loved ones with I/DD, the holidays are especially difficult. How do you handle the season with an individual with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities?  The holidays are stressful – noise, stimulation, visitors, the weather…it all adds up fast for typical individuals and can be even more difficult to take for people with I/DD.

Sheryl Frishman has not only thought about this but has a clear plan for her family and holidays.  See if her many tips are ones that could help you have a peaceful happy holiday season this year!