Birthday parties are not only fun and good times for our kids but they are important for laying a foundation in which our kids’ relationships and friendships can be built upon. Let’s face it. Birthday parties can be INTENSE. They can be loud, hectic and overwhelming…..especially for children with autism spectrum disorders. We wanted to share a few ideas to help your kids attend birthday parties and to make the birthday experience a social thinking experience in order to help your child increase their Theory of Mind skills and their relationships with peers.