If you have a child with autism, it is not fair to deprive him and the rest of your family from the wonderful vacations forever. This article ill offer you a few tips that will enable you to have enjoying vacations with all of your family members including your child with autism.
Planning your first vacation with your child with autism should begin a long time before the date of the trip. The first step is to be fully sure that you understand the conditions of your child, his way of dealing with people and events, his interests, and his dreams. Some children with autism have impairment in the social and language skills; in addition, they aresensitive to visual and auditory stimuli; so,they need to live with a fixed routine and structure.
To break your child’s routine gradually, try to take him several to spend the night in your friend’s home or in a nearby hotel.
Then, it is important to choose your vacation’s location according to his own interests, narrate delightful stories about this place before him, and show him several pictures about his interesting attractions in this place. These preparations will let your child feel that he is an essential part of this project and reduce the stress of spending his time in strange areas.
Try to prepare his bag earlier and to take his medicines, a letter of diagnosis from his special doctor, and his favorite toys in addition to rapped presents that include colorful book, toffies, and other interesting surprises. If your destination is inside your country, try to take your car or rent a car to be able to stop several times or whenever your child with autism needs. If the plane is necessary, try to waste his time in the plane with the presents and surprises.