I don't know about any of you, but Autism in our house means dressing completely inappropriately 98% of the time. Even down to school, which is a uniform - Badger ALWAYS has to refuse to wear one item or another... be it the jumper, shirt, socks or underpants... and to request he wears a hat and gloves: Argh! If you do have this problem, then speak to your child's teacher or assistant about it. We explained that it seems to be just some form of control or demand avoidance, rather than anything sensory related (as the item changes on a day to day basis) and asked to leave a few spares of the usual suspects in school, for him to put on once he was there rather than having a major meltdown and holding the bus up because we've entered the dark side! ;-) The school were fine with this and he toddles off to school and puts them on practically the minute he walks in! -- Why has everything always got to be the long way?
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Dressing appropriately round up.
This is a good topic for anyone with both a child with ASD or a younger child... I am not too sure that Bam Bam would understand this quite yet but we will be doing paper doll activities together for the fun, if nothing else, and hopefully something might stick with him too.
- Family Crafts at about.com has this colour-yourself doll and outwear clothing stick ons. These would be great for the more creative kids. Stick some wool for hair, pretty eyes, maybe even some real kissy-lipstick-lips.
- DLTK has a similar idea under the title: "dressing for winter" but you do have the choice of colour or B&W and the graphics are better if you want to get going straight away. There are two files to download, so be sure to remember to get both.
- marlendy.wordpress.com has a very vintage, absolutely adorable paper doll set called Rosa-Mary... which I LOVE! As it was found in an old binder, and is just an image, you will need to click on the image itself to get a bigger version to print. Even then, I imagine it will be quite a small set. Gorgeous, though.
- Sparklebox. (Ever the resource!) If you follow the link to the clothing section, you will find word cards, word mat, dress the bear and dress the children for the seasons resources - and more, if you want to do more. -- The dressing items are quite far down the page.
- Mr Printables.com has these FAB Cone Girls and their winter collection. These are so awesome, I want them for my room and are definitely on our to make list - even if not under this topic.
- TPT Free Download of a Social Story about dressing appropriately in winter. Marvellous stuff.
- Google Images - This link will search dressing for the winter printables. Have a nosey!