Traveling is an excellent way to expand your worldview, see new sights, and experience other cultures. While this sounds amazing for many people, the experience can be overwhelming for someone who is autistic, as well as for the people traveling with them. In fact, the new sights and sounds, combined with disrupted routines, can lead to meltdowns.
When a meltdown occurs, it can significantly affect the ability of your party to enjoy the trip. However, you can reduce travel stress by anticipating challenges and practicing for new situations. In the process, you’ll help the autistic person set expectations for and handle new experiences. This article about traveling with autism breaks down the nuances of specific modes of travel and how you can prepare.