It is Autism Awareness month around the globe this month, and I thought it would be fitting to squeeze in a related blog post today. At this point in our journey with neurodiversity, things feel pretty normal at our house. We have a school schedule, consistent snack, screen time (Minecraft, duh!), homework, and play. The biggest challenges we face are when our routine is thrown off.
Overall things have become easier for all of us as the years go by. We understand our son's needs. And our son is maturing in his ability to communicate what gives him anxiety (for example last week he told me a painting in our bathroom gave him shivers..I immediately took it out and threw it in the closet!) We know he enjoys chain restaurant food for its predictable texture, and he even has a favorite chain sit-down restaurant: Chili's, because they have game players on the table.
Back to the topic on hand. It is Spring Break season around here, and a lot of families are going to the beach, lake, or Disney World. Below I'm sharing a few things we've learned over our last few vacations as a family that could lessen your child's anxiety (a common trait for children with autism) and help everyone have an enjoyable time!Read More