Do you have a nonverbal kid? Maybe they have autism or other special abilities that prevent them from talking well. But that shouldn’t hold them back this holiday season. Inspired by our family’s connections with autistic children, I decided to do something to hopefully help these kiddos enjoy some independence and socialization at Halloween and Christmas. So I designed a couple of helpful tshirts for nonverbal kids.
Already, I’ve posted pics of them on social media and have received a lot of response. So if you like the idea, feel free to pick up a shirt for your kiddo or share this post with someone who might benefit.
Halloween Tshirts for Nonverbal Kids
Halloween is a great time for some kids to step out of their comfort zones. Sometimes very timid or nonverbal kids will make an effort to be out trick or treating. While Halloween is a fun, much-anticipated time for many kids, it can be hard for others. Costumes can be itchy. Speaking to others, often strangers, to say “Trick or Treat” can be intimidating. And if you’re nonverbal? How are you supposed to engage without Mom or Dad saying what YOU want to say? This tshirt, when proudly worn and pointed to, can help bridge a child’s gap to what they want to say. And any adult with a heart will be so proud of your kid for making an effort to speak in their own way. I know my heart would melt, and I’d give all my candy to any kiddo who’s out trick-or-treating, even when it’s hard for them. I sincerely hope this tshirt helps someone. It’s available here in my etsy shop at as low a price as I could go. Two listings are available in multiple colors; one for sizes 2T-6T, the other for youth sizes XS-XL.
Christmas Tshirts for Nonverbal Kids
I know someone very special who has helped Santa for years and wears the red suit when extra helpers are needed. He would definitely pay attention to a child who couldn’t speak. This tshirt provides a big clue for any good Santa helper to notice. Your nonverbal child can point to what’s on their shirt and show Santa that they want to be included just like any other kiddo. The shirt is also festive so your child can enjoy wearing it throughout the holiday season, especially at Christmas parties. It’s available in sizes 2T to 6T and in kelly green, white, and gray. Order here on my etsy shop. Again, prices are low because I want to help as many nonverbal kids as possible.
I’m brainstorming ideas for future shirts to help kids who can’t speak for themselves. If you have any great ideas, please share in the comments. I’d love to know.
I also share tips for helping those with autism. You might be interested in reading Best Autism Books for Parents and 5 Ways to Help Autistic Teens Adjust to Middle School.