• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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Autism and Camping

Have you ever wondered if autism and camping go together?  Last spring, my husband I took our boys on an RV camping trip, and they loved it!  Honestly, we had not expected their response–the trip was one of the calmest, most peaceful family vacations we’ve ever had.  And, the boys …

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Traveling with Autism: Not Letting Autism Hold Us Back

Long Beach NY Autism travel

Overlooking the bay in Old San Juan For a long time, we let Autism stop us from traveling the world as I dreamed of doing. There were always too many things to think about, and everything felt too hard. But, you know what? I’m done. We will go–travel–live life differently, …

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London with the Boys Wombats Hostel: Review

I was apprehensive at the idea of staying in a hostel, but in the end I wanted to give the boys that experience. Truthfully, staying at Wombats, London, in a private room with the boys was more like a hotel than a hostel. Being that Matthew is under 18, we …

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We fell in LOVE with London!

Easy to navigate. We were never lost, never confused, and never felt worried or out of place. London was a fantastic place to visit. Our only regret is that we didn’t have more time to spend there. If I had to do the trip all over again, I would definitely …

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Borghese Gallery: Bernini; Emotional over Art

One of the highlights of my trip was standing in front of  Bernini’s sculptures.  Works of art I’d only studied from book, and honestly never thought I’d be able to see in person. I’ve never been one to become emotional over art but I can no longer say that. I …

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Traveling with the Boys: Villa Borghese

First stop when we entered the beautiful park (Villa Borghese) was for Panini. For Matt, that meant a hot dog sliced longways on a hard panini-like bread. So far, still not thrilled with his food in Rome, but adding a couple of Snickers bars and he was good to go. …

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Walking with the Boys in Rome

I’ve been working on my MFA studies, and writing but I still want to share (and remember) our overseas adventure so I am slowly but surely getting to posting some pictures of our travels.   We walked and we walked and we walked. Did I mention we walked? We decided …

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Rome: Campo Di Fiori and Pineapples

Just a few pictures of Campo Di Fiori, which was right around the corner from the first apartment we stayed in Rome. This was Matt’s favorite morning spot to grab his pineapples! That kid has a pineapple addiction. But there are worst breakfasts to ask for than fresh pineapples from …

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Vatican City: Aspie Adventures Day Two

Day two in Rome we walked to Vatican City and it rained. We didn’t mind the rain as it was a lot nicer than the 20 below zero we left back home. 58 degrees and rainy, we could do that! The rain was really coming down by the time we …

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Autism Travels: Journey to Rome

After a 7 hour drive from home to Newark Airport, Adam, Matt and I boarded Norwegian Airlines on a red eye midnight flight to Rome. I was hoping to get some sleep on the flight but being unable to sleep sitting up and still nervous over our trip, sleep did …

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