Sunday, September 14, 2008
NY Times: Traveling with Autism
photo by Michael Nagel for the New York Times
The New York Times has an interesting multimedia feature produced by Miki Meek about a family's travels with their 16-year-old autistic son.
While travel can be tricky for families grappling with autistic children, Gina Delgiudice-Asch refuses to let that keep her 16-year-old son, Andrew, at home.
Mrs. Delgiudice-Asch emphasizes the need to prepare a routine, leave early in the morning for the airport and the other challenges faced when parents travel with their autistic children. She also equates travel with preparation for life, a powerful lesson. This is an inspiring and educational segment.