Gretchen McIntire, our Guest Editor, asked this question to the #ActuallyAutistic Community on Twitter and Facebook. Here’s what they had to say:
“I’m pretty cool with travelling but I’ll always appreciate someone showing me how to buy then use train tickets, because I’m scared I’ll mess it up. Planes I hate with a passion. I have noise cancelling earphones and a comfort object (could be a fidget toy) on me, usually.”
“Always have an exit strategy”
“Researching the locations I’m traveling to. If it’s a business or someone’s home, Google maps is extremely helpful as I can view details about the street, parking, etc. Also helpful are the photos of businesses, reviews, and Q&A section. Ultimately, the key is preparedness.”
“When my son was younger he really liked me to lay out step by step where we were going & we would repeat it over & over in the car. Now, at 21 yrs old, he likes to know where we are going and what we’re doing there—aka how long this is gonna take.