Previously we have attended the Children's Special Christmas Party held in Brisbane. That was until 2 years ago when we decided to attend the Steps Autism Treehouse Christmas Party. A couple of reasons led us to this decision:
1) Location - it is much more convenient to travel to Kawana then it is to Brisbane. Especially with a child who becomes over stimulated.
2) Atmosphere - Holding an event in doors, with crowds of people, different smells and sounds etc is a sensory overload that we have chosen to avoid.
Holding an event outdoors with quiet zones is a welcomed event for our family.
The sunshine coast needs a community event like this to bring families together who would otherwise at times feel alone.
We intend to make this a new family tradition as the smiles and laughter from my daughter are well worth it.