The Middletown Centre for Autism Podcast

Interview with Claire Smyton

December 16, 2020 Middletown Autism
The Middletown Centre for Autism Podcast
Interview with Claire Smyton
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The Middletown Centre for Autism Podcast
Interview with Claire Smyton
Dec 16, 2020
Middletown Autism

This is the Centre’s last podcast interview of 2020 and an opportunity to talk again to Claire Smyton and gain her insights into parenting a young person with autism.  This time Claire discusses her experiences of celebrating Christmas with her son, Jonah.  She discusses the things which make the holiday season joyful for him and the whole family, and the new traditions which have developed around his likes and interests.  She explains the challenges which Christmas can bring to those on the autistic spectrum but that by ensuring predictability and encouraging others to be flexible, the celebrations can be relaxing and enjoyable for all. 

Show Notes

This is the Centre’s last podcast interview of 2020 and an opportunity to talk again to Claire Smyton and gain her insights into parenting a young person with autism.  This time Claire discusses her experiences of celebrating Christmas with her son, Jonah.  She discusses the things which make the holiday season joyful for him and the whole family, and the new traditions which have developed around his likes and interests.  She explains the challenges which Christmas can bring to those on the autistic spectrum but that by ensuring predictability and encouraging others to be flexible, the celebrations can be relaxing and enjoyable for all.