It’s nearly the end of May and before we know it, it will be Summer! As schools prepare to close and teachers prepare to go on vacation, we at Le Chemin ABA, prepare for our busiest time of the year!
It is the busiest time of our year because regular programs continue, our group of kids that come to us every Summer in the Room to Bloom Summer Program arrive and we typically increase sessions for the kids who are with us throughout the year!
The children who attend programs at Le Chemin ABA are enrolled in par-time, full-time or session by session programs. Most of them also attend school with our help (I create an adapted program for each child and each school team and have helpers who coach the schools personnel on a regular basis). During the Summer, school is out and there is so.much.time.to.fill! 😉
Nearly every family that comes for sessions at Le Chemin ABA also has a home program in place whether their child is attending school or not. The home program is essential so that families understand exactly how we are working with their child and how they can extend Learning hours in the home environment. Since my own home growing up was adapted in this way for my little brother Nicholas who has Prader-Willi Syndrome, I can say how great this works out for families. Families come together in new and powerful ways and everyone learns from the experience – not just the child with special needs! 🙂
For those of you who will be going away this Summer, I have collected some of my favorite traveling time for families going on vacation with their children with autism :
1. 7 tips for flying with a child with an autistic child from The Huffington Post.
2. Tips for each park at Walt Disney World for kids with autism from Traveling Mom.
3. Travel anxiety and sensory issues : tips & tricks from My Mundane and Miraculous Life.
Some ideas to get your child excited about travel?
Have your child participate as much as possible in planning your trip! Your child loves to swim? Go online and look at pictures of hotels with a pool or by the sea. Your child loves to take photographs? Go to the store to choose a scrapbook together. Take pictures throughout your trip and journal about your adventures!
Enjoy making your travel plans and let me know if you find these tips to be useful! Where are you traveling this Summer with your little ones? ♥
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