Vacations

Summer Travel with the Sensory Defensive Child

Some children have nervous systems that are easily overwhelmed. They may demonstrate sensory defensiveness and/or poor sensory regulation/modulation. As a result, careful planning is needed to make summer travel plans successful. Establish Familiar Routines Children...

Summer: Perfect Time to Develop Social & Self-Help Skills

Summer is right around the corner! Kids will be home from school, sleeping in late, and procrastinating on any assigned summer reading.  When I was in middle school, summer had to be “productive”.  For...
Sensory Travel Kids

Tips for Successful Travel with Your Sensitive Child

In Traveling with a Sensory Seeking Child we explored strategies to support your child on vacation if he or she is a sensory seeker, but what if your child is sensitive, more of a...
air travel

Vacation Planning? Air Travel Made Easier

Gone are the days of the splendor of air travel. The style, the glamour and the “fun” of air travel glory days are long gone and replaced by cumbersome (but necessary) TSA security checkpoints,...

Address Isms During a Teddy Bear Picnic of Family Fun

Summer is in full swing and  what better way to celebrate with your family than to create your own Teddy Bear Picnic. The official Teddy Bear Picnic Day is July 10, but I don’t...

Celebrate Holidays and Vacations with Success

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy 4th of July!  Certainly want to thank all those who have served the USA and realize that freedom isn't free! As I was contemplating on what to...
Sensory Road Trip

12 Considerations for a Sensory Savvy Road Trip

Whether it’s summer time or the holidays - it's prime time for family travel. Your family may be filled with seasoned travelers or is headed out for your first major road trip ever.  If you...
special needs vacation

Tips for Making a Family Cruise Hassle-Free

Many of you forego family vacations for numerous reasons, in whole or in part, connected to your journey with autism, sensory processing disorder, or some other special need. Autism on the Seas would like...

December Dilemma – To Travel or Not To Travel

The holiday season is supposed to be full of joy and excitement. We are supposed to look forward to visits from family and friends or to travel to see them. However, when you have...

Spring “Break” – Fracturing the Super Woman Persona

There is so much to organize, strategize and accomplish on any given day, especially in a world where I deal with family, business and nonprofit outreach.  Add in a son with an Autism Spectrum...