It is very important to do for others at this time of year. You really must be particularly caring and thoughtful to those with autism.
Christmas and the Holidays are filled with extra stimulus. Not only the lights and music, but your expectations are working overtime.
In my family, my mommy organized to see everyone separately so I could participate more easily with the family.
A must is also time to myself and want wanting nothing from me.
So my advice is to be easy and be willing to care enough to call it a day early.
What is most important is to spend time with family.
Yours happily in family,