I cannot get my child to wear hats and gloves and other cold weather gear during the winter. Does anybody else feel this way?
Parents often mention how difficult it is to get their child with autism to wear and keep on hats, gloves and other winter weather apparel during the cold winter months. This can be quite a challenging task for parents since many children with autism often do not want to wear clothes that are different from what they typically wear on a day-to-day basis. Individuals with autism also present with a variety of sensory issues including tactile defensiveness. Getting your child to tolerate winter wear is no easy feat especially when you are trying to get out the door on a tight schedule. Here are a few tips to hopefully make this process less overwhelming for you and your child.