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Autumn Activities for Children with Autism

a young child in a forest path with a backpack and hat

Although the autumn season is on the horizon, the Sun City’s temperatures will surely remain in the high 90s and low 100s for at least a few more weeks. If your child is on the autism spectrum and you’re looking for great activities to partake in this fall season, then Pasitos Clinic can help! With the cooler weather finally arriving in El Paso, it’s the perfect time to go outside and experience the world around us. Keep reading to learn more about a few of our favorite autumn activities!

Take A Hike

Now that the temperature drops a few degrees and the leaves start to change from green to brown is as perfect a time as any to go on a hike. The Southwest region is chock-full of beautiful trails that are easy to traverse, especially for young children. Since the temperature will be a bit cooler than in the hot summer months, the hike itself won’t be as daunting of a task. Just make sure to bring the essentials! A phone, plenty of water, snacks, and sunblock are necessary in order for your upcoming family hike to go about without a hitch!

Go Camping

If you’d like to take the hiking experience to the next level, then consider a camping trip with your family! Again, as the temperatures begin to drop and the weather gets a bit more comfortable, then your child’s experiences at a nearby campground will be as fun as they get. There are plenty of great campgrounds nearby. Cloudcroft and Ruidoso in New Mexico, for example, have plenty of beautiful campgrounds with countless trees, trails, creeks, and so much more. All of these natural details will amount to positive sensory experiences for your child. 

Getting Creative with Sidewalk Chalk

Not every fall activity has to be out in a nature hike or a campground. If you’d prefer an easier activity, then consider sidewalk chalk! This activity provides a creative outlet while employing heavy handwork so your child will be able to have fun all in the comfort of your driveway. Even the act of washing away the chalk with the water hose can lead to positive sensory experiences for your child.

Visit Pasitos Clinic, Today!

If your child is facing developmental issues or you believe your child might be on the autism spectrum, then contact Pasitos Clinic. As a pediatric therapy center, we go above and beyond to make sure every patient can live their best life. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help your child thrive!

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