If you’re the parent of an autistic child, communicate their triggers and needs with your host, so that accommodations can be made if necessary. You might bring your kid’s favorite toys or work with the host to create a sensory-friendly room at the party.
If you’re autistic, let your host know what will make you feel most comfortable. You might ask that they have a quiet space for you to take a break in. You might bring a dish or snacks in case you need more safe options.
If you’re hosting, set a comfortable dress code and share any activities and meals you have planned. Be flexible to changes in case guests end up coming late or are not able to make the party.