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Tzvi Schectman
BY Tzvi Schectman

A Special Needs Friendly Passover Guide

The Holiday of Passover is fast approaching and many are making preparations and plans for their seder, One of the core components of the Passover Seder is involving your children and making sure they are active participants.

For a family with a child with special needs passover can be a very challenging experience. The new environment, different routine, the length of the seder, and the different types of foods make it difficult for an individual with special needs to participate. To make your passover as smooth as possible here are some special needs friendly resources we hope you find helpful.

1. How to Make a Sensory Friendly Passover Seder

Many children with special needs can’t sit by the dinner table for more than 5 minutes. Can you imagine a lengthy Passover Seder? Here are some tips for a child and sensory friendly Seder.
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2. 10 Passover Toys for your child with Special Needs

For a special needs family, keeping a child engaged throughout the Seder is pretty challenging! To make things a bit easier we have compiled a list of passover toys that will make them an active participant.
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3. Visuals & Social Stories

Gateways provides some great online resources for Passover. Resources include versions of the Passover story (with boardmaker symbols), visual supports for PassoverPassover songs with visual supports, and much more!

4. Gluten Free Matzah & Recipes

Do you have a child, family member or friend who is on a gluten-free diet?  If the answer is yes then this post is for you. Find out where you can purchase gluten-free oat Matzah for Passover plus check out three great cookbooks that offer up some great gluten-free dishes.
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5. Passover Website For Kids!

Designed for children of all ages and abilities. Passover For Kids is a great site created by The site is full of activities for every child and features interactive games, video, audio and much more to teach, engage and entertain child about the festival of Passover.
Visit the Passover For Kids site.

6. 10 Freedoms Every Special Needs Parent Should Have

Lets not forget the parents! Passover commemorates the Freedom of the Jewish People from their enslavement in Egypt. Here are 10 Freedoms Special Needs Parents should have as well.
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Tzvi Schectman

Written on March 30, 2015 by:

Tzvi Schectman is the Family Coordinator for the Friendship Circle of Michigan and the Editor of the the Friendship Circle Blog. You can connect with Tzvi on LinkedIn and Google+