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‘I’m a Terrible Mother’ and Other Lies my PTSD Told Me

‘I’m a Terrible Mother’ and Other Lies my PTSD Told Me

“I can’t have PTSD” “I can’t. It’s ridiculous to even think,” I thought as the therapist explained my new diagnosis. But even as those thoughts swirled around in my foggy brain, I knew she was correct. Life had gotten really hard, too hard. You know […]

Finding the Right Hotel for Your Child’s Spectrum

Finding the Right Hotel for Your Child’s Spectrum

Finding the right hotel is essential for navigating your child’s spectrum while traveling. For us, we need a quiet place to relax, zone out, and lots of room for stimming! There are also some other key things that we also look for in a hotel. […]

Navigating Your Child’s Spectrum at the Airport

Navigating Your Child’s Spectrum at the Airport

You’ve put so much time (and money) into planning your trip, and you want it to go off without a hitch!! Right? While that would be perfect and on the occasion that it does go perfectly, I applaud you! What I’ve found as a parent […]

Navigating Your Child’s Spectrum During Extreme Weather

Navigating Your Child’s Spectrum During Extreme Weather

Weather is one of the many things that can effect your child’s mood and physical comfort. Per a Canadian Psychiatric Association study, “low barometric pressure is associated with an increase in impulsive behaviors.” Which is difficult for children who already struggle with impulsivity or behavioral issues. Luckily there […]

10 Autism Travel Essentials for Under $10

10 Autism Travel Essentials for Under $10

I’ve talked a lot about things we do to prep our kiddos for travel. I have also talked about the things we take to make sure we can handle any sensory or anxiety issues that may come up while traveling. But in this post I’m […]

Navigating Your Spectrum with Halloween Costumes

Navigating Your Spectrum with Halloween Costumes

Most of my content has been pretty travel specific until now, but with Halloween coming up its time to start prepping the autistic people in your life. I thought a quick guide to the introduction of costumes could be useful. My kiddos have had issues […]

Navigating Your Spectrum at Mickey’s Halloween Party

Navigating Your Spectrum at Mickey’s Halloween Party

Halloween when you’re on the autism spectrum can be uncomfortable. For our kiddos, it’s not the spooky stuff that they have issues with. Its the trick or treating, costume wearing and communication barrier. We first took my oldest kiddo to Disneyland Halloween when he was […]

Navigating Your Autism Spectrum at Universal Studios Hollywood

Navigating Your Autism Spectrum at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Attractions Assistance Pass for People on the Autism Spectrum As an autism parent I know the importance of researching places before we go. Before our trip to Universal Studios I attempted to scour their website, and find if they had any accessibility programs […]

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! […]