Great video to help kids with autism make gifts for Mom


How-to video for kids with autism to learn to make gifts for moms

My husband and I are taking off this weekend to visit our son Gus in his group home in Wisconsin. Gus won’t understand that it’s Mother’s Day, but as always, it will be great just to be with him.

Children with severe disabilities can find it challenging to express their feelings on Mother’s Day without guidance from a parent, teacher or caregiver. That doesn’t mean a family shouldn’t celebrate, though! Children with disabilities can mark the day in small ways that can speak volumes. Sometimes Gus signs a simple card. One year we took a scribble Gus had drawn and transformed it into a pin. This year, Mike and I are treating ourselves to a night in a favorite hotel after our visit with Gus. For us, Mother’s Day won’t be just one day. It’ll be an entire weekend.

If you are looking for ways to celebrate Mother’s Day, a company called Rethink Autism might have an idea for you. They’ve created a free YouTube video with a few tips on how to teach a child with autism to appreciate Mom by making a gift or even using a microwave oven to make a meal. I checked out the video myself — it’s straightforward and easy to understand. Take a look and see what you think — I’m off to pack. Happy Mother’s Weekend!

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  1. Beth Finke Says:

    Thanks Patricia, and no need to thank me for writing this post — letting folks know about a quality place like Rethink is easy!

  2. Patricia Wright Says:

    Beth – thanks for the shout-out for Rethink. Like Easter Seals Rethink values families and wants every mother to have a spectacular day on Sunday.

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