Every family has its own way of doing things. From celebrating birthdays to doing the laundry, families are grounded in tradition. A child with special needs works hard to understand the world around her. Since traditions are visual and repeat regularly, most children with special needs “know the routine.” Your child likely knows your family's traditions but may not be able to explain them. She may not be able to discuss times that they will be different from the norm. Read on for ways to help your child better understand and learn from your family's traditions.