Autism, travel, family and parenting

Navigating Our Spectrum

Navigating Our Spectrum

Autism, travel, family and parenting

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Packing Your Toolkit for Navigating Your Spectrum While Traveling

Packing Your Toolkit for Navigating Your Spectrum While Traveling

When we are gearing up for a trip the top thing on our to-do list is pack our backpack. In this backpack we keep what we will carry with us everywhere while on the trip, and hopefully it will help us to manage anything our […]

Navigating Your Spectrum in San Francisco

Navigating Your Spectrum in San Francisco

San Francisco is one of my absolute favorite places to visit in California. It has beautiful scenic views and lots of activities for everyone. We took our kiddos three years ago when everyone was younger and we still managed to have a fabulous family trip! […]

Managing Your Stress While Traveling

Managing Your Stress While Traveling

Traveling is one activity that can be stressful from start to finish. Have you ever gone on a trip, and after you got back home you felt like you needed a vacation from your vacation? Special needs parenting comes with its own set of stresses, […]

Navigating Your Spectrum While Camping

Navigating Your Spectrum While Camping

Camping is one of our family’s favorite activities. Our kiddos love the dirt, the camp fires, sleeping outside and taking long walks through the forest. My oldest kiddo is a sensory seeker so being in nature gives him ample opportunities to find different sensory input. […]

A Quick Guide for Extended Family Vacations

A Quick Guide for Extended Family Vacations

Extend family vacations can be an amazing bonding experience for everyone. We have been on a few trips that included extended family. My kiddos got to enjoy new sights and sounds with grand-parents, aunts, uncles and lots of cousins. Planning trips with a big extended […]

Tips and Tricks for Navigating the Spectrum at Comic Book Conventions!

Tips and Tricks for Navigating the Spectrum at Comic Book Conventions!

My kiddos live for Marvel super heroes and villains, anything Disney(including Star Wars), and especially kid friendly horror. They love all things Goosebumps, Five Nights at Freddy’s, and various other “scary” pop culture items. So last year when we were presented with the opportunity to […]

Clothing Aversions and Traveling

Clothing Aversions and Traveling

Some of us have the added stress of autistic kiddos who have clothing aversions. Traveling to a destination with a completely different climate than your loved one is used to can be a bit of a puzzle. Some kids cannot tolerate wearing certain articles of […]

Navigating the Spectrum at Disneyland

Navigating the Spectrum at Disneyland

  The Happiest Place on Earth has given our family so many happy moments. However, these happy moments took planning, and adapting a few activities to keep everyone comfortable. We have been making regular trips to Disneyland since our oldest was one. Making your way […]

5 Essentials Tips for Navigating your Spectrum while Traveling

5 Essentials Tips for Navigating your Spectrum while Traveling

Traveling with those on the spectrum can be challenging, especially on overnight trips. We have had many trips that did not go as planned, trips that can only be accurately described as a “s@*t-show”. We have also had great trips, where everyone had moments of […]

Hello World!

Hello World!

Welcome to Navigating Our Spectrum! This is a place for learning about our journey with autism and exploring the world around our family. My name is Angie and I have three boys total, two on the spectrum and one neurotypical kiddo. A lot of the […]