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7 Tips for a Successful Beach Vacation with Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

Wonderful post! Thank you!

Not an Autism Mom

A family vacation at the beach is a lot of fun. But planning for one can be a bit overwhelming when you have a child – or children – on the autism spectrum.

If you’ve never taken your child before, you may be worried about how he might react – especially if he has sensory issues.

A trip to the beach can be an amazing sensory activity for autistic children. It’s the only place my severely autistic son puts his feet all the way down. The sand, water, and breeze somehow allows him to relax, and take in his environment.

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I actually live at the beach, and take my four year old twins out at least once a week. One of them was diagnosed with nonverbal autism last year, and my other twin is currently undiagnosed.

So I figured I’d share a little bit of wisdom (insert laugh here) to…

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