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Spring Break – Autism on the Road

Want to go on a journey?  How long has it been since I’ve taken you guys along?  Last April we hit Universal Studios in Orlando, new Harry Potter world attractions, and Hogwarts Express!  I adore Harry Potter world, and I wanted to go back (that and my season passes had …

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5 Tips for Visiting Amusement Parks with your Autistic Child

Children with autism spectrum disorders can enjoy amusement parks with their families with just a little extra preparation. If you are intending to take your family to enjoy these parks and have an autistic child in tow, the following tips are for you. Ensuring your ASD child, a child with …

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Autism Accommodations and Tips for Enjoying Your Disney World Vacation

Doesn’t every child dream of meeting Mickey Mouse, or Cinderella and the rest of the Disney Princesses? When you are traveling with a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), these dreams may seem out of reach. ASD children tend to have difficulty waiting in lines, and become overwhelmed easily …

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Air Travel with Autistic Children: A Look at Wings for Autism

Are you planning to travel for the holidays, or looking to take a vacation that will require your autistic child to travel on an airplane? For some children with autism air travel is an overwhelming, and frightening experience—for some adults, too. The airport is a chaotic place full of people, …

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Air Travel with ASD Children

Aspie Teen and I traveled to Miami this past weekend.  This was the first time that he has traveled by air since he was two years old. A Two-year-old Aspie Teen (obviously not a teen then) was an interesting child to fly with. Luckily, he remained impressed with watching cartoons …

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Preparing to Travel: Packing Day Jitters

I am a planner; I over plan. Today Aspie Teen and I need to pack for our trip to Miami. We fly out tomorrow morning for our weekend attending the Reader’s Favorite Awards Ceremony, and to attend the Miami International Book Fair. I am sure we are going to have …

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Seeing the Sights Aspie Style

Since we are in NYC anyway, the boys have asked to see the sights.  Their idea of seeing NYC completely revolves around their interests and favorite movies.  Yesterday, we took a trip to central park in order to seek out Belvedere Caste.  Little Man (9) wanted to see where the …

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Carowinds in Review: Accommodations, and more: A Big Fat “F: Part III

To continue my rant on the awful Autism Accommodations offered at Carowinds Amusement Park in the Carolinas… In Part II, I discussed the staff being ignorant of the supposed policies and procedures surrounding the use of Alternate Access Entrances, and Boarding Pass Accommodations meant to assist families visiting the park …

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Autism Accommodations—Carowinds Amusement Park; Receives a Big Fat “F”: Part II: What Happened?

Keep in mind that I am now a pregnant, hot, tired, autistic woman dragging my three boys to the park after a three hour trip from home to our hotel. During said trip, we had a hot engine light come on and pulled off the interstate in order to check …

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Autism Accommodations—Carowinds Amusement Park; Receives a Big Fat “F”: Part I

  I usually like to pass on information about good experiences, and great accommodations, but in Carowind’s case I simply cannot. I did my research before we went on vacation, ensuring that the park did indeed have accommodations. You can find them on Carowind’s website. This is the thing I …

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