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.

1 comment:

Leroy's Mom said...

I met you at your ILC session, and had a great time. My son has an ASD diagnosis and LOVES to travel. For him it's largely about expectations, so if we communicate the plans for the day, he's open to it. He looks forward to trips, and is trying to plan some new ones. I think there is often an assumption about what spectrum people can and can't do. With the variety of presentations, those assumptions are not always true.