Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Traveling with an autistic teen!



We did it. We did it. We did it!


Our family went away for the weekend. All four of us.




Nick was a superstar. He cruised through the whole airport and plane experience. He didn't utter a murmur over the fact that he had to share a room with his brother AND sleep in a single bed.

We took him here, there and everywhere.

He was flexible, resilient and extremely chilled.

The only time he got a bit antsy was during a long walk, up a steep hill, that involved many steps.... and it started to rain!

This is Nick's, "I have had enough", face!



Our weekend did not revolve around Nick, although we did make a plan to give him supper at our accommodation before heading out to a restaurant. We also ensured that he got some down time.




The joy of being able to have a *regular* family weekend away without any hassles is indescribable.




A huge achievement.


~*~


Ethans Escapades


11 comments:

  1. wow you inspire me to see the joys in every experience

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, JustEllaBella. :)

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  2. Wonderful. I am SO glad that it all went so well. I love that last photo of you and Nick. Such a lovely connection between you both :-) xx

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    1. Hi Jazzy,
      Thanks so much. It did go really well and I am very proud of Nick.

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  4. Reading this is so inspiring, all your hard work - and Nick's - has really paid off big time xx

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    1. Thanks, Blue Sky. It has been a long journey, however, we are reaping the benefits.

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  5. This is fantastic, such an achievement for N and you all. The end picture is just lovely.
    We haven't managed a weekend break yet, a night away in a hotel was enough but one day we will..:) thanks for linking up with #SSAmazingAchievements

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    1. So sorry for only replying now, Jeannette. My bad! Hey, a night away in a hotel is a great start. Look forward to hearing about your next break.

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  6. This is fantastic, I'm so glad it went so well. We have been lucky to take Ethan away a few times and I do plan around his needs as I know it will make it a better experience. I have no idea how this will work now little lady is here but I'm planning to get us away for a much needed break somehow. #SSAmazingAchievements

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    1. Hi Jane, I am so glad that you do take Ethan away and it is understandable that you plan around his needs, for after all, he is still a wee boy. Sadly for us, we had such issues with Nick when he was small that we were house bound. Thankfully this is no longer the case. Have a fab weekend.

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