Soon I will be flying to New York City with Natalie and Diego. It's going to be a challenge with Diego. Traveling with an Autistic child is not a simple thing, specially if he has to spend several hours on an airplane. But I'm getting ready, there are lots of little things that I can do to make it work. But even when I'm taking care of every detail he could have a melt down in the most incovinient moment.
If you have an Autistic child and have gone with him/her on a long trip, is there any advice that you would like to share with me? Diego is 6 right now and very "stubborn" in the autistic sense of the word. I will try to keep everything as predictable as possible, that helps him a lot. But the main thing is to keep him entertained. I will bring a portable DVD player, paper and pens...but maybe you have a great idea that I haven't thought about :)
Bill is producing a movie in the Big Apple so we will be joining him for a couple of weeks. I'm trying to see what I can do with the children over there. We're going to be close to Soho. Do you have any suggestions? I already found out that The Children's Museum of the Arts is close to us. Great!
Natalie will be seeing an old friend from pre-school so she has something fun to look forward to. My only tiny little wish is to find some space to visit this place. I'm planning to see a couple of old friends and I'm also open to meeting new friends. (Margie! come to see us! Let's go to Purl Soho together!)
I know that this trip is going to be a big adventure :)
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ALSO, do you know any super duper reliable babysitter that you would absolutely recommend? Just in case I need help at some point... I know someone but she's not available at this time ;)
Thanks a lot!