Articles written by Natasha Barber for various publications on parenting with an Autistic Child. She discusses everything from travel, to safety to the importance of autism awareness.
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Fun Places to Explore With Autistic Children in Metro Detroit
Having a child on the spectrum can make it challenging going to public play places, especially when you have multiple children and want to go as a family. Thankfully, there are many places within Michigan that offer sensor friendly days or events that allow your child to enjoy along with their siblings. Here are a few of my favorite places to visit with my sons.
Vacationing with Your ASD Child
Vacationing with kids is deﬁnitely not easy to plan. For parents, the whole trip is focused on keeping kids entertained, safe, and meltdown free. So what about vacationing with your sensory avoiding ASD child? It’s not different; you still are focused on entertaining them and making it fun, but you also have additional safety hazards to consider and plan for. Here are some that I absolutely never forget.
Wandering: An ASD Parent's Unpredictable Nightmare
Wandering in children with Autism is unpredictable and varies so much from day to day;
Sometimes even hour to hour! Wandering and eloping can be because the child is over stimulated, because they don’t want to do a given task or simply just because they want to go after something they desire. Either way this behavior is dangerous and frightening.