Airplane Travel with My Autistic Child

YAY !!  My favorite 2 subjects !!!  As a Flight Attendant with a major US carrier for 25+ years, I’ve got some knowledge, tips & tricks for you !!!! Let’s start with — Take a deep breath …. you’ve GOT this !! Now days, it’s much easier than it ever was before to travel with your Autistic […]

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Staying in a Hotel with an Autistic Child

DON’T panic !!! You CAN do this ….. Let’s start with the obvious …. take the snuggle/lovey …. but also consider taking the pillow – or at least the pillow cover.  It might not be the same pillow, but it will smell like home/safety/relaxation. If your child is super sensitive to textures/fabrics (hotel sheets are […]

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Traveling with my Autistic Child

 Learn what comforts your child in stressful situations, (make it as portable as possible) …… adapt & accept it  (and ALWAYS make sure it’s with you – even when told they don’t want it “this time”- trust me on this one !)   In the beginning, it was his “blankies”.  I made these incredible super soft flannel blankets (several, […]

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Driving: Uh-Oh, pulled over !

So my son finally got his permit (he’s almost 20) and that seems to be enough for now.  I ask him everyday if he wants to practice … he always says no.  The few times we’ve driven have pretty much been around the block. My dad had a dream last night & it so impressed […]

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Advice with a young Autistic Child ?

I got some really great advice a long time ago in a supermarket…. Travis  (my autistic son) was in the seat in the basket & my baby (Harrison) was in the infant carrier inside the basket (taking up the whole basket).  Harrison had things stuffed in all the spots around his carrier and was starting to fuss a bit.  Travis […]

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Driving: Your Kiddo starts asking about getting the Permit

Oh.  Well.  Hmmm…. The best piece of advice I ever got about this issue was to start saying out loud every step … EVERYTHING you’re doing !! Think about it.  Your child sees how you’ve been driving and absorbing everything along the way – probably from the get go, but let’s just say from the age […]

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THE Best Book for Teaching Hygiene & other sensitive subjects…

I just read THE BEST book I’ve seen for teaching Spectrum Disorder Kids the various things we need to teach about how they can be the best non-smelly, private business observing, balanced meal eating, well groomed people they can be. I know that the Hygiene Discussion has been a major issue in our household…how do you […]

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So Let’s Watch “The Good Doctor”

Last night was the Pilot Show for The Good Doctor on ABC. WOW !!!!   Great Show !! I’ve been thinking and reflecting on the hour long program all day today, trying to decide what and how to write about it … I am impressed at how “true” it seems to be.  I cannot claim to […]

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In the beginning….

Over the years, I’ve been asked to write a book about our journey with Autism and our unorthodox solutions to our unorthodox situations… Wow is THAT an intimidating thought ! Write/Edit/Publish/Print/Sell a book ? ME ??!! After my son’s psychologist asked me to write a submission for a book she and a colleague were writing, […]

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