As the holiday season gets into full swing, please remember that the inevitable changes in routine, flashy lights, loud music, and so on, can make this a very difficult time of year at school, at work, and at home for autistic people. Stressed behaviours and meltdowns are likely to be increased as things ramp up. Please be aware, be accepting, be compassionate. Mostly, be a force for allowing all members of your team (or class) to have a happy holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!