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When nicole thibault had her first child, she imagined traveling everywhere with him. but by age 2, he would become upset by simply passing a restaurant that smelled of garlic. waiting in line elicited tantrums and crowded places overwhelmed him. autism was diagnosed within the year. “i thought maybe our family dream of travel wouldn’t happen,” said ms. thibault, 46, of fairport, n.y., who now has three children. but she spent the next three years learning to prepare her son for travel by watching videos of future destinations and attractions so that he would know what to expect. the preparation helped enable him, now 14 and well-traveled, to enjoy adventures as challenging as exploring caves in mexico. it also encouraged ms. thibault to launch a business, magical storybook travels, planning travel for families with special needs.

now the travel industry is catching up to the family. a growing number of theme parks, special attractions and hotels are introducing autism training and sensory guides that highlight triggers, providing resources in times of need and assuring families they won’t be judged. •for more please visit the new york times in-line
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comment 27 star 723 1 weeks ago

I may be biased but i think he’s the most handsome little man 👑
over the last few weeks his personality is really present and blossoming. it’s amazing to witness. we have our own little jokes and games and he always wants us to play with him. his line of the week is “play with me”
so very proud of him 💜 .
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comment 16 star 303 last month

There are some good and decent people out there. 👍
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#repost @tanksgoodnews ・・・
people rallying to give comfort to people who need it the most. .
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comment 9 star 678 2 weeks ago

How did i forget to put a post up of the day tiarnan’s prayers got answered and he got to meet a real life hedgehog 🦔
we very kindly got a loan of harry the hedgehog (that wasn’t his name but that’s what tiarnan calls all hedgehogs 😂) in the first clip you can hear him say “it walks” i don’t think he could believe it was a real one! tiarnan never puts a blanket on but he kept putting one on saying “hedgehog needs blanket” so he could hold it 😭
he knows so many facts about hedgehogs. he’ll probably tell you how they tend to eat their own babies but when he held the hedgehog he said “hedgehogs don’t eat their own babies” i don’t think he wanted to believe that something so cute was capable of it 😂

i’ve never seen his concentration be held for so long ✨ .
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comment 10 star 208 last month

Alex is 18-years-old and spent 16 years of his life unable to communicate with others. that’s until he learned to letterboard and it turns out he has a lot to say. .
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comment 54 star 986 May 2019

Autism families! i just received this children’s book called my brother otto written by meg raby! follow her @bedtime.stories.forevermore i am so excited about this book because it is about a nonverbal child named otto who sounds a lot like gabe! he loves spinning while twirling a yellow pipe cleaner! this story is really about love and acceptance. we need more stories that raise awareness about our children! we need more stories about our children and adults with special needs that they can recognize themselves in. i can’t wait to read this to gabe tonight! @autismspeaks @spectrum_inspired #bedtimestoriesforevermore #mybrotherotto #fortheloveofgabe #autism #autismawareness #autismacceptance #autismunderstanding #autismspeaks #specialneeds #spectrum_inspired #specialneeedsparenting #specialneedsfamily #inclusion #inclusionmatters #childrensbooks #nonverbal #autismmom

comment 29 star 722 2 weeks ago