Parents traveling with children frequently hear the popular question, "Are we there yet?" Multiply this by about a thousand and you have a child with autism in your car.
Over the years, we have gotten pretty used to traveling with our son. It is still challenging and frustrating at times to try to prepare for every scenario. But, I have learned a few tricks along the way:
For being in a new environment, I like to think I am the queen of ideas:
The whole family gets into the action and things actually seem bearable.
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills go beyond academics. Everyday life provides opportunities to apply these skills. During my son’s educational career, a lack of critical thinking and problem-solving skills was often noted in his Individualized Education Plan paperwork. While he may struggle with these skills academically, he solves problems all the time in his daily life.