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Easter Made Sensory Friendly: Tips for Inclusive Celebrations

Easter is just around the corner, and across Arizona, people are gearing up for gatherings filled with egg hunts, crafts, and delicious treats. At Arion Care, we understand that Easter can be a time of new, exciting, and sometimes have overwhelming sounds, tastes, and smells. That’s why we’re here to offer tips for creating a sensory-friendly Easter celebration that fosters independence and allows everyone to fully enjoy the festivities. From navigating costume bunnies to trying new foods and managing loud areas, Arion Care offers practical advice to ensure a memorable and inclusive Easter experience for all.

Prepare in Advance:

Before the Easter event, take time to prepare the member by showing them pictures or videos of what to expect. Familiarize them with the sights, sounds, and activities that will take place to reduce anxiety and uncertainty.

Explain What Will Happen:

Provide a detailed explanation of the event’s schedule, including activities and any potential changes. Knowing what to expect can help the member feel more comfortable and prepared for the day ahead.

Sensory Breaks:

Plan for sensory breaks throughout the event, offering headphones or earplugs to reduce noise sensitivity. Create a quiet, safe space where the member can retreat if they become overwhelmed. Encourage them to take breaks as needed and respect their need for space and downtime.

Offer Options for Greetings:

When greeting the member or introducing them to others, offer a range of options that respect their sensory preferences. Ask how they prefer to be greeted and offer choices such as high fives, fist bumps, or a simple wave.

Incorporating these tips into your Easter celebrations can help create a more inclusive and welcoming environment. By preparing in advance, explaining what will happen, offering options for greetings, and fostering independence and engagement, you can ensure that everyone feels comfortable and valued at your Easter gathering. At Arion Care, we’re dedicated to promoting inclusivity and understanding, and we hope these tips will help you create meaningful and enjoyable Easter memories with your family.

For more information, our team at Arion Care offers complimentary consultations. We are dedicated to listening to your needs and developing a personalized plan that works best for your family. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 480-440-7167, Monday through Friday, between 8 am and 6 pm.

Arion Care Solutions | March 28, 2024


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