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Developmental Disabilities Support During Holidays

According to the CDC, developmental disabilities are “a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language or behavior areas.”

These lifetime disabilities can range in severity and can impede day-to-day functions. Developmental disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders such as Autism and Asperger’s
  • Cerebral Palsy

What are Signs and Symptoms of a Developmental Disorder?

As a child continues to grow, they will reach certain milestones that will mark their periods of growth. For example, recognizing their name or learning how to speak are huge milestones for a child. If your child does not meet the milestone expectations that are set for his or her age, it is important to bring it to the attention of your doctor. They can do further testing to conclude whether your loved one has a developmental disability or disorder.

How Do the Holiday Effect Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Disorders?

The holidays can be a very hectic and chaotic time for everyone. For individuals with developmental disabilities, the holidays can mean an extra set of triggers, which can bring about new and unwelcome emotions. Triggers can include new sights, sounds, smells and activities that will throw the individual with a disability off their routine. For example, holiday parties and gatherings may take the place of a scheduled weekly family dinner. For you, this may seem like no big deal, but for an individual with a developmental disability, this throws them off their routine.

When an individual with a developmental disability is thrown off their normal cadence, he or she may start to have severe anxiety, unhappiness, sadness or aggression towards the situation. This can cause the experiences or outings to feel very cumbersome or dreadful for those surrounded by that individual. Redirecting your loved one with a developmental disability can allow them to focus on activities and tasks that they enjoy and will bring them back to a positive headspace.


 

Can we Avoid Holiday Sensory Overload?

Being proactive about your loved one’s environment during the holiday season can help you and your family avoid unpleasant feelings and experiences. By taking certain precautionary measures during the holiday season, the chaos and confusion during this time can be negated and controlled. Avoiding holiday sensory overload may take strategic and constant efforts from the family, but will make for a more positive holiday season.

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Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
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Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
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Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
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