Students with autism celebrate Thanksgiving in Marlborough

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A Crossroads student enjoys an early Thanksgiving dinner
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Marlborough – Students with autism often struggle to participate in social activities or holidays like Thanksgiving. New foods, loud noises, and crowded family gatherings can be difficult and overwhelming.

That’s why every year, Crossroads School in Marlborough hosts a large Thanksgiving celebration to help the students prepare for the holiday weekend. The event included a “Turkey Trot” around the school that promoted fitness, followed by a full Thanksgiving feast.

Staff brought in homemade side dishes, and students had the opportunity to try new foods while practicing their social skills with other students, staff, and volunteers.