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The Best Birthday Locales for Autistic Children

Don't feel like you are limited to throwing an autistic child's birthday at home. Kids love the idea of going somewhere special for a birthday party. Enjoy these ideas that all children will love. Just make sure to plan ahead by letting the coordinator at your destination know there will be special needs children coming to your party and most will be happy to accommodate.

A Museum: There's no place to stimulate the senses than a museum. Choose a spot that your child is particularly interested in.

A Zoo/Aquarium: Does your child enjoy animals? A zoo or aquarium is a great place to experience animals not seen in everyday life. And most places offer visitors the chance to watch the animals up-close and interact with them.

A Gymnasium: Autistic children will enjoy this activity because it focuses more on physical action rather than verbal communication, which they sometimes struggle with.

A Swimming Pool: If the number of children is limited and there are knowledgeable adults to help supervise, host a pool party. The water and games that can be played with inflatable beach balls and floats will help stimulate the children's sense of touch.

A Bowling Alley: This is a sport that requires no personal contact, but allows children to enjoy each other's company. Bowling will also teach them to encourage one and another.

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