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Planning Trips for Children With Autism

“Expect the unexpected” is a platitude, but it holds real weight for parents who spend much of their time trying to predict what the future looks, sounds, and feels like for their child with sensory issues. Entering unfamiliar places — with unexpected noises and other encounters — requires the caregiver of a child with ASD to become a crystal ball. “That’s usually the main concern for families,” said Simmons University Associate Professor of Practice Kylan Turner, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA. “They tell me, ‘I just don’t know what to predict,’ and sometimes it’s not possible.” Data from the Centers for Disease […]