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So where do you want to sit when you are on a a plane? You should know that sometimes you are told where to sit with children when you are on a small plane. However, when you are able to choose, you should try to get in the back. True, there may be more noise. But in the back, you will be close to the bathroom, and you should have more room to move around..

In the middle of the airplane, you may have the option of using the bulkhead seats. These are going to give you more legroom, more room to play. However, using this room for either of these is going to mean less storage.

Sitting up front will be similar to sitting in the back, except the front kitchen is going to be busier.

I’m always saying this, but do practice runs. Go to the airport and see what your children think and how they do. Then try a small trip and see what happens.
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Do you think your child could sleep while you are traveling? Having them sleep during even part of your trip is going to make your job that much easier. Of course, if they don’t sleep, you have a rough time ahead of you. The article that I’m reading says that it is more expensive to fly at night? I do not think that is right at all.

You are going to be wise to choose the somewhat longer layovers. Enjoy walking around the airport, stretching your legs. You might want to get something to eat, either while you are there or during your flight.

You will want to do your research on the country you are going to visit. Is nursing your baby something that is acceptable? Do you need to get shots? How should you tip?? These are just some of the things that you will need to learn.

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hould you take your stroller when you go on vacation, or just bring your handy sling? Which would make you the most comfortable? To make this decision, you are going to want to think through things like “is it going to be hot, making you not wanting to hold your little one close? You might want to consider getting a light stroller. They should be pretty easy to get around. Your child might be able to sleep in them. Here I am thinking something like this. https://ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=tf_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=221806084-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B07GGHVL64&asins=B07GGHVL64&linkId=3fa64799b898e9d12eabfb1b892bc3a3&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=true&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff

Should you take a carseat when you fly. This is a question that a lot of people debate. Do you want to bring another big item on the plane? On the other hand, it might be nice to have a carseat once you get there.

You are going to want to think about what you pack in your carryon bag. Be sure to take some clothes for everyone who is traveling. You never know what might happen. You will also want to take any medicine that you know you have to have. You will also want to take snacks.

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  • When you are on vacation, which should you get, a hotel or some kind of airbnb, and our more specific question is which should you get when you are vacationing with children? Are you looking for a time where you and your children are pampered in every way, not having to cook or clean?? Or would it be wise to at least have a way to cook because someone is on a special diet??
  • Whichever you book, it is going to be important to think to about accessibility. The places you are you are looking at may look are wonderful, but how will you get there? Are there going to be a lot of steps to get into? Is it going to be hard to get around in?
  • We’ve talked about this recently, but you are going to want to put YOUR name and phone number on on your children when you are traveling. It might be a bracelet or necklace. It might be writing your info on their arms. Let’s say that you are going to the beach.
  • You might not think that you need to worry about making sure you will have a pool. The truth is that some children really do not like is swimming in the ocean. And to a lot of children, swimming is an important part of any vacation.

Sometimes parents are pretty intimidated at the thought of traveling with their kids, and this is true whether or not they have any children with special needs. Today let’s look are at some tips that might help.

  • When you are traveling with children, take your time. Don’t rush are things. Rushing things does not usually work well with children. Slow down. Relax. Enjoy the time with your kids. You never know what silly thing they may say or do.
  • You are probably not going to deepest, darkest Africa. You don’t need to figure out exactly how many diapers you may need. You can buy most anything you need once you get there..
  • New situations can be intimidating for those who have autism. They may feel like they have no idea what to do or how to behave. And this might make them scared or frustrated. And having these feelings could lead to a meltdown. Do you know how to handle those?
  • You may want to go to a hotel or to the airport to do some practicing before your actual trip to make things more familiar and less scary. Some airports are going to do actual test programs for your ahild so that they can see how everything works beforehand.
  • How do you decide where you are going. Well, you are going to want to keep in mind your autistic child’s wants and interests. Some autistic children are all about exploring nature. Others would have more interest checking out museums. As the parent, you will have a pretty good idea of how long your child’s attention span is. Some children are going to do better in the morning, and some in afternoon..
  • Try to plan your days around the child. The more your child knows and understands about the trip, the the better off you will be. Let them know when you are leaving and when you will come back home. Give him some ideas of what you are going to be doing on your trip.

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  • You will want to take along some ways to keep your autistic child entertained while you are actually traveling. Take books they enjoy reading and listening to.. Consider not worrying so much about how much time they are on their devices. Take snacks that won’t be so messy while you are on the road. Take coloring books too.
  • Take something from your doctor stating that your child is autistic. You may be surprised by how many times that will come in handy.
  • As you begin preparing for your trip, you will want to share some social stories with your autistic child. This will help them understand what you are about to do. Start sharing these stories at least week before you are to leave.

Traveling with autism

  • If your autistic child does not struggle with sensory issues, you may want to try a theme park. And why is that you might ask. Generally speaking, theme parks are going to have a lot of services for those that are disabled. I remember getting to go to the front of the line, I don’t know if I could take my whole party or if only one other person got to ride with me. I haven’t been to a theme park in twenty years. We also used to get to ride more than once. You are going to want to go when the park should not be ases crowded. Try going during the off season. You may want to bring ear plugs in case it gets to be too loud.. And you will probably want to do shorter days at the parks. Enjoy downtime at your hotel.
  • Now let’s look at some things that you will want to be sure to pack. Do not forget to take the medications. You might think that that’s pretty obvious. What you might not think about is that you should take extra just in case.
  • Some autistic children like to eat certain foods, and that is all they will eat. Get your child’s favorite foods and bring them along.

Traveling with autism

Traveling is always a good good thing, and yes, that is even true when you have a child who has autism. Traveling is going to get you away from your life and a lot of the stress related to that. You will want to start small and try to learn how your child travels. Does any of your family, or maybe a close friend, that lives an hour or two away? You may want to start your travels by going to see them.

When you do start flying, again you are going to start small, see what your child likes and what he does not like, and work your way up.

You will want to pick vacations that are likely going to appeal to your child who has autism. Don’t try a theme park when you are starting to travel. That is most likely going to be sensory overload. Camping might be a wiser idea..