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.