The Welcoming Table is a special series of resources for families with unique mealtime needs and challenges. Family members who are on the autism spectrum, or who have ADHD, learning disabilities, feeding disorders, or sensory processing issues need family dinner to be a safe and welcoming space. We’ve worked with a team of experts to help gather tips, advice, and support to help make family meals fun and nurturing for everyone.
Many thanks to the Peter and Elizabeth Tower Foundation for their support of these resources.
Autism, ADHD, and Learning Differences at Family Meals: How neurodivergence can make dinner difficult, and how to help!
Sensory Sensitivities at Family Dinner: How to make mealtime sensory-friendly for kids who have processing challenges.
Dinner With Kids Who Fidget: How to set kids up for success when it’s hard for them to sit still at the family dinner table.
Making Family Meals More Inclusive: Expert advice to help everyone communicate and interact successfully.
How to Talk to Others About Your Child’s Eating Challenges: Advice for family and social gatherings, so you can avoid feeling judged and help make your child comfortable.
How to Create Safe Family Meals After Trauma: Expert advice for managing mealtimes when adverse experiences have made the dinner table a difficult place.
The Welcoming Table Games and Activities: Download our collection of fun, sensory-friendly games you can use to help kids regulate, communicate, and enjoy family dinner!